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Hollywood Considers Need for Speed Movie
Glorious times are ahead for the entertainment industry. According to Variety, EA is "eager to capitalize on studios seeking their own 'The Fast and the Furious'-type franchise, with the videogame publisher tapping sibling scribes George and John Gatins ('Real Steel') to adapt 'Need for Speed' into a feature."

That's sounds awesome - a Hollywood movie based on one of the crappiest video game narratives of all time. Okay, not all NFS games were awful in the story department, but the last one in the series sure as hell was.

Word is:

John Gatins and EA will produce the project. United Talent Agency, which reps EA, assembled the package whose script is being shopped around Hollywood, with Warner Bros., Sony and Paramount said to be interested in snatching film rights to the racing property, looking to offer low seven figures.

Paramount is said to be a frontrunner, but other bids are still being considered. Universal is the only major not vying for the project, given that it already has "Fast and the Furious," whose sixth installment starts lensing later this year. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Good God, no!


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Chunder Apr 14 2012, 08:56 am EDT
Being how successful Fast and the Furious is, I see no reason why this can't be either. It already is a popular series, and people like exotic cars... Fast and the Furious might have some competition now!
tei187 Apr 14 2012, 08:56 am EDT
hmm... for once a movie will rip from NFS and not the other way around.
micahpharoh Apr 14 2012, 09:27 am EDT
There is effectively no story to NFS, so they've got a blank slate to make a car movie out of. Basically, how good (or bad) it is has nothing to do with the games.
RenegadeCZ Apr 14 2012, 02:31 pm EDT
I wonder whether they include indestructible cars.
  Dean_Demon: Just bring back KITT that should just about do it.
BmmB Apr 14 2012, 04:41 pm EDT
it's gonna be a shitty movie, but so are Fast and Furious movies.
Sword Fight Apr 14 2012, 11:52 pm EDT
Oh boy, I'm so excited. This stories in the NFS games are truly some of the greatest works of literature from our generation.
Dean_Demon Apr 15 2012, 05:36 am EDT
Are you friggen serious?
Terminator Apr 15 2012, 07:23 am EDT
You couldn't pay me to watch a Need for Speed movie. None of the games had a decent storyline.
  RenegadeCZ: Shift had. Get out there and win. It's a racing game,…
daver18qc Apr 15 2012, 08:30 am EDT
F&F 4 and Fast Five were awfull in terms of cars racing. Hell, in fast five you don't even see ONE complete race the entire movie !!

Maybe NFS will have some cars racings for a change..
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