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Report – EA pushing Need for Speed film adaptation

Friday, 13th April 2012 01:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has reportedly name dropped The Fast and the Furious while shopping around for someone to make a Need for Speed film

Variety reports EA has asked producer John Gatins, whose credits include Real Steel, Dreamer and the upcoming Flight, to develop a pitch for the film. EA would co-produce, with George Gatins writing.

The pitch is said to be doing the rounds at the moment, with Paramount, Sony and warner Bros indicating interest, and a “low-seven figure range” expected for the bidding war.

There have been 18 Need for Speed games so far, and the series has generated over $100 million for EA. The last entry, The RUn, was the most cinematic and plot-driven of the franchise so far, but did not go down well with critics.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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7 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    hopefuly uwe boll gets it and destroys it

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    I’m in agreement with Private Troll here. I feel ill.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. K-V-C

    yea leave the fast cars etc to fast and the furious

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Forget about NFS. Naming “The Fast and the Furious” means it will end up a second rate copy cat.
    Go for a Burnout movie and have crazy takedown or Crash mode scenes. Even Micheal Bay could make a decent film out of that concept.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. pukem0n

    Oh God, Why?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. GrimRita

    Michael Bay would make this movie ‘awesome’. But really? EA punching above their station again?!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. timmeu

    @anyone who finds this inappropriate;

    i really think this isnt such a bad idea..
    depending on how you look at it that is.
    if you look at it as a ‘copy-cat’ of Fast&Furious (film series)
    then perhaps yeah, i can understand the ‘oh my god, no or WHY…’
    im sure you will when Vin or Paul enters the scene,..

    they will fit in but in my opinion these 2 amazing actors should stick with their own acting. not saying i dont like to see them in this film..
    but it wouldnt feel quite right thinking about their Fast&Furious work.

    if this whole film-idea goes well according to EA’s plan(s), im sure they can and will deliver a massive movie every fan out there can respect and enjoy.

    besides i dont get why people post so many ‘hate’ comments.
    what about all the negativity.. is it REALLY that bad?
    you havent even seen the movie yet.. its not even out yet lol.
    and thats just WHY i want and need to see it.
    god didnt gave me the power to judge a banana by its looks.
    neither did my parents.. thats just being rude and incompetent but above all, silly.

    STILL,
    i do not say im dying to see this movie happen BUT
    really, i am going to see the damn movie anyway when its out, not just because of the name Need For Speed, but also for the damn cars, the acting, the cast, script and the effects.

    also, let them figure it out alright..
    i mean damn, they named the Fast and the Furious.. so what?
    they are looking for some basic things trying to get their idea working.

    however, if you still think its a “Oh God, Why?” thing..
    then f*ck off.. go watch another movie that suites you personally.

    #7 2 years ago

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