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Need for Speed film to release during 2014 from DreamWorks

Friday, 22nd June 2012 14:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DreamWorks has acquired the film rights to EA’s Need for Speed and the firm plans to release it during 2014. EA will produce the film with John Gatins and Mark Sourianmad Act of Valor’s Scott Waugh will direct it. Production will start next year.

“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 DreamWorks chairman Steven Spielberg in the press release.

“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.”

George and John Gatins have penned an original story for the movie which is not based on any of the games in the series, but instead a “a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s.”

EA noted it would still be “being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise,” with the cars hot and the racing even hotter.

Rumors of the film first surfaced in April.

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3 Comments

  1. Rrennick

    Wow, Awesome this is perfect sutff :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. triadwarfare

    I doubt this will be a good film. Why involve Scott Waugh? Sure Act of valor was the first attempt for Hollywood to incorporate first person scenes and real life soldiers but it was hardly impressive. In fact, it was underwhelming because a Youtube filmmaker can make better first person camera shots than them and action scenes were dull and unchallenging. It’s also very likely that the director will have a crazy idea to turn Filipinos into the bad guys… which is very unlikely to happen in real life. I hope they will never involve, or even mention Filipinos in the movie.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. triadwarfare

    Wait, Need for Speed has a story? I don’t think it will work. It’s like Tetris the movie, no story to begin with. Or probably will be critically panned like Battleship and I doubt they earn half as much as battleship because this franchise is less known outside of the gaming industry.

    #3 2 years ago

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