The lights are on
A few weeks back, we learned that EA was shopping around a movie based around its Need for Speed series. Now comes word that a film studio has picked up the film rights, and that production could start as soon as early next year.
Paramount was initially said to be interested in the license, but now DreamWorks has announced that it was going to be working on it. The story, which was written by brothers George and John Gatins, isn't based on any particular entry in the series.
“I'm excited about getting back into the creative trenches with John and George Gatins and my partners at EA to bring to life an exhilarating script based on an epic video game that seems to have been made for the movies,” said Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Chairman. “This is a big piece of business for DreamWorks and we are grateful to Frank Gibeau, Pat O'Brien, Kevin Maher and John and George for choosing us to deliver their goods.”
“We are thrilled to be in business with our friends Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider [Dreamworks' CEO] and the entire DreamWorks team,” said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels. “They are the perfect partner to take Need for Speed to the big screen by creating the exciting action film that we have always envisioned.”
John Gatins is perhaps best known for writing the script for Real Steel, while brother George was executive producer on She's Out of My League.
Prediction: The good guy will win the race, and the bad guys will flip their cars over and explode.
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Sounds interesting. I guess we'll have to wait and see if it's going to be any good.
I would watch it if it was like NFS Carbon.
Could be good, but could also be bad.
Wow, it's probably going to be a Fast and the Furious clone. I am not excited for this.
This could be cool... just make it in the same fashion as the Fast and the Furious movies. More specifically, the good ones.
better be based on the original Most Wanted because that was actually a good story.
I'd laugh if the bad guy wins
Need for Speed has sucked ever since 2001, when Black Box first took over development for the series
This might become a thing
I better see some Vin Diesel