In a rather unexpected announcement, Dreamworks has acquired the film for EA’s Need for Speed Game and is set to release the film in 2014. In terms of director, Act of Valor’s Scott Waugh will take the hot seat with George and John Gatins on writing duties. in this, the latest game to film franchise.
Even thought EA are producing the game, the film won’t be based on any current Need for Speed games, instead it will be a “a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s.” while still “being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise,”
Steven Spielberg said “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.”