After months of speculation, it has finally been confirmed that DreamWorks Studios will be bringing a feature film adaptation of EA’s wildly popular video game series Need for Speed to the big screen in 2014.
The screenplay was written by brothers George and John Gratins and will be based on a completely original story. Scott Waugh, of Act of Valor fame, will direct the film.
A description of the film states it will be a “fast-paced, high octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70’s 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 on the edge of their seat.”
Need for Speed is currently one of the worlds largest racing franchises, and one of EA’s best-selling video game franchises of all time. Steven Spielberg, chairman of DreamWorks, has already voiced his excitement for the film saying, “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”
No word on casting has been mentioned as of yet, but as long as Paul Walker and Vin Diesel aren’t involved, this should give us a nice break from the Fast and the Furious series of movies.
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