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Need For Speed Movie Racing to Theaters in 2014
A movie based on the EA Need for Speed games will be made by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks which will be released in 2014.
Announcing the move on the game’s official twitter account fans were informed “IT’S OFFICIAL: We have signed with DreamWorks to create a Need for Speed movie! What cars would you like to see? You ask, we’ll deliver!”
Director Scott Waugh promises a “fast-paced and high-octane” movie according to Digital Spy.
The film will not be based on any specific game in the series, but it will remain true to the franchise while also paying homage to the car movies of the 1970s.
DreamWorks chairman Steven Spielberg commented on the deal saying: “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.”
“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.”
It was also confirmed that the movie would not be animated with the Need for Speed twitter account pointing out that DreamWorks has several divisions not all of which work on animation.
The next game in the series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted was announced at EA’s E3 press conference and will release on October 30th.