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Need for Speed Film on Track for a 2014 Release

June 22, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

After acquiring the film rights to Need for Speed, movie studio DreamWorks is planning to release a movie based on the popular video game franchise two years from now.

Electronics Arts will be behind the production of the film with Scott Waugh serving as director. Shooting will begin next year, and DreamWorks chairman Steven Spielberg sounds pretty thrilled at the movie’s potential.

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.

The film is planned to be “a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s,” and will not be tied directly to any of the games in the franchise.