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Dreamworks Making Need for Speed Movie

Caught this news last Friday, but I've only just got around to posting it. DreamWorks Studios officially revealed that Scott Waugh is going to direct a feature film adaptation of Electronic Arts' Need for Speed.

Brothers George and John Gatins developed the original story with George writing the feature's screenplay. The screenplay is based on the game series, but is not based on an individual game. EA will produce along with John Gatins and Mark Sourian with the project being fast-tracked at DreamWorks. It has a target production start date for early next year, for a 2014 release.

"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."

"George, John and EA brought a very compelling story to us which we believe is going to make a fun, cool movie franchise," said Stacey Snider, CEO and Co-Chair of DreamWorks. "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."

The movie is currently project for a 2014 release.


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Reader Comments
KraGeRzR Jun 25 2012, 05:57 am EDT
Dunno if like. This could be meh or slightly above average. I don't really see it achieving either epicly bad or good status.

Guess I'll wait (2 years) and see. If they pull off the Fast and Furious vibe it will be enough.
Un Om Bun [STAFF] Jun 25 2012, 06:00 am EDT
I played Need For Speed games so this movie will be great.
  Dean_Demon: Wasn't that what they were saying before Duke Nukem F…
Un Om Bun: I don't know, but this movie will be great because it…
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Un Om Bun: Sounds like a horror movie title. *hint hint*
Alchi: Ancient greeks had a horrible sense of humour then.
Cheddar: Perhaps you're missing the point, Alchi.
Cheddar Jun 25 2012, 06:48 am EDT
I've been thinking it's about time we get a movie like this. It's really a genre that hasn't been explored. I even have a few name ideas.

Need for Speed: Gone in 60 Seconds

Need for Speed: 2 Fast 2 Furious

Need for Speed: Stupid Guy Drives Stupid Car Too Fast To Impress Stupid Girl

Sounds great.
  Un Om Bun: Need For Speed: No Need To Contribute To Society
Vader: Need for Furious Speed Too Furious: Origins
MiguelZatoichi Jun 25 2012, 07:03 am EDT
Justin Bieber should be lead actor followed by whoever the new hit rapping douche is now followed by many of AT's nude botds! great success!
Vader [STAFF] Jun 25 2012, 07:21 am EDT
Rafal Jun 25 2012, 12:15 pm EDT
I've always said that there are some great stories being told in video games.

With the film industry heavy weight Steven Spielberg on board, there's a fighting chance that that the intricate story of Need for Speed will be effectively translated to big screen. Here's hoping they won't butcher the Burger King challenge plot twist.
  Un Om Bun: Well said. SPOILER: the part where the hero realizes …
Alchi: OOOH. I wonder how colour selection and spin rims w…
micahpharoh Jun 25 2012, 10:23 pm EDT
NFS doesn't have a cohesive story and each game is radically different. The only similarity from one game to the next: cars. Sounds like a great movie to me.
Whisky Jun 26 2012, 12:28 pm EDT
What? Michael Bay wasn't available?


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