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Dreamworks to bring the video game Need for Speed to the big screen

06.22.2012

Looks like the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise has some competition headed their way.

Dreamworks announced today that they will be bringing a big screen adaptation of NEED FOR SPEED to theaters. The EA video game is one of the largest franchises out there, raking in $4 billion worldwide. That being said, the game is not exactly known for having much of a plot. The draw of the games has generally been the cutting edge graphics and realistic car mechanics.

The games in the NEED FOR SPEED franchise vary from street racing, track racing, and borderline sci-fi style arcade racing. The more recent entries have focused on underground racing and criminal elements. So, essentially, the movie could be about anything that involves cars going really fast.

George and John Gatins developed and wrote the script for the big screen movie which will be directed by ACT OF VALOR's Scott Waugh. Production is to begin next year for a 2014 release.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone remember the Super Nintendo game Earthbound? Now that would make an awesome movie.
Source: Deadline

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5:14PM on 06/24/2012

please

no.
half life instead with D9 director :)
no.
half life instead with D9 director :)
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1:58AM on 06/23/2012
As a gamer it never ceases to amaze me the franchises that Hollywood chooses to adapt for film. There are quite a few video games out there with actual plot lines and compelling characters that would make really great movies, I can't believe they choose Need for Speed. It's a great game, but seriously, WTF? How about a movie based on Pong or maybe Tetris?
As a gamer it never ceases to amaze me the franchises that Hollywood chooses to adapt for film. There are quite a few video games out there with actual plot lines and compelling characters that would make really great movies, I can't believe they choose Need for Speed. It's a great game, but seriously, WTF? How about a movie based on Pong or maybe Tetris?
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12:06AM on 06/23/2012
I am not inherently against this, but they couldn't have chosen a worse director. "Act Of Valor" looked cheap, had bad acting, and most importantly, had terrible action sequences. I see nothing but failure with him onboard.
I am not inherently against this, but they couldn't have chosen a worse director. "Act Of Valor" looked cheap, had bad acting, and most importantly, had terrible action sequences. I see nothing but failure with him onboard.
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11:20PM on 06/22/2012
Dear Dreamworks, stop screwing around and focus on bringing Halo to the big screen. That is all.
Dear Dreamworks, stop screwing around and focus on bringing Halo to the big screen. That is all.
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6:13PM on 06/22/2012
Is this really necessary? We already have the Fast & Furious movies...
Is this really necessary? We already have the Fast & Furious movies...
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4:22PM on 06/22/2012
I bet that the only thing common between the end product and the video game will be the movie will have fast cars, and thats about it (just like BATTLESHIP has....ships).
I bet that the only thing common between the end product and the video game will be the movie will have fast cars, and thats about it (just like BATTLESHIP has....ships).
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3:43PM on 06/22/2012
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