Production on speedy flick to begin in early 2013.
DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to EA’s Need For Speed announcing a motion feature for a 2014 release.
Brothers George and John Gatins worked on the film’s story with George taking writing duties on its screenplay. The film will be based on the entire series rather than one sole entry.
Scott Waugh of Act of Valor fame is attached to direct the DreamWorks production with production due to start in early 2013.
From EA’s mouth:
The film adaptation will be a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise. In Need for Speed, the cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat.
“George, John and EA brought a very compelling story to us which we believe is going to make a fun, cool movie franchise,” said DreamWorks CEO and co-chair Stacey Snider.
“With such a large following around the globe, we’re excited to make a film that does justice to the popular underlying video game series.”
“We are thrilled to be in business with our friends Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider and the entire DreamWorks team,” said President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau. “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.”
“It’s fantastic to be working with a team that shares not only our love of cars, but also our passion for creating blockbuster action experiences. This collaboration will be greatly enhanced with the team at DreamWorks – which is a great home for the Need for Speed franchise,” said Executive VP of EA Patrick Soderlund.
So that’s a movie in the bag. What would you like to see from a Need For Speed movie?