Actress Simone Bailly, who starred in the 2005 racer, has seemingly spilled the beans about an upcoming remake in now-deleted social media posts.
The Need for Speed franchise seems to be back on track (or on the road to recovery, at the very least), with two solid entries back-to-back in recent years in 2019’s Need for Speed Heat and last year’s Need for Speed Unbound. But what lies ahead for the series, you might be wondering. Interestingly, it seems what lies ahead is a revisit to a past fan-favourite instalment.
As it turns out, a remake of the 2005 game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, might be in the works at EA. Recently, actress Simone Bailly – who played the unnamed partner of Sergeant Jonathan Cross in the 2005 game – put up posts on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, seemingly spilling the beans on a Most Wanted remake.
“Need for Speed: Most Wanted Remake is being released in 2024, like and comment if you want to see Cross (Dean McKenzie) and his partner (Simone Bailly) hunt down the most wanted,” the post read.
Bailly has since removed the post from her social pages, though users on ResetEra managed to grab a screenshot before that. Interestingly, Bailly’s Twitter profile is also still showing several tweets responding to her deleted post that she has liked.
The Need for Speed franchise is now back in the hands of Criterion, the studio behind not only last year’s Unbound, but also 2012’s Most Wanted, a reimagining based on the 2005 title. If Criterion is indeed going back to the latter and developing a remake instead of a reimagining or a follow-up, it should be interesting to see how the experience gets modernized. Of course, until such time something gets officially unveiled, as always, it’s best to tread with caution.