A movie based on the Need for Speed games will be released in 2014, DreamWorks and Electronic Arts has announced.
The movie will be a “fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise,” said EA in a press release.
“In Need for Speed, the cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat,” reckons the game publisher.
George Gatins (She’s Out Of My League), and brother John Gatins (Real Steel; Flight), have written the script. Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is to direct. EA, John Gatins and Mark Sourian are bankrolling the movie in their capacities as producers.
DreamWorks’ Steven Spielberg said that Need for Speed seems a perfect fit for the silver screen: “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.
“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.”