EA interested in Need for Speed movie
Electronics Art is interested in producing a movie based on the Need for Speed name and fame. The film is said to include fast paced car-related action and should offer a similar experience to the top grossing Fast & Furious movies, which debuted in 2001.
A script has already been written and offered to various movie studios including Warner Bros, Sony and Paramount. According to various sources Paramount appears the most eager of the bunch and is said to have made a multi-million offer already in exchange for exclusive rights to the household name and script.
The only studio that is not the least bit curious is Universal. The producers behind the Fast & Furious titles are not interested in the script and would rather focus on continuing their own car branded movie. A sixth version is currently being worked on and is expected next year.
EA has acquired the services of the brothers George and John Gatins. The two writers are most famous for their work in Real Steel; a 2011-release set in the future where robot boxing has replaced football as the world’s primary sporting event. The two will be responsible for rewriting the script to better adapt to the big screen, in conjunction with production responsibilities in agreement with EA.
The company’s recent release: Need for Speed the Run, would lend itself perfectly for a move to the big screen. The racer is one of the few games, which feature a full-fledged story with actors, plot twist and plenty of high-speed chases. It is still unknown whether the script holds any similarities to the game or whether it’s an entirely new story going solo.
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