Electronic Arts seems to be on the move in developing its Need For Speed franchise into a full blown blockbuster movie.
According to Variety, it states that:
Electronic Arts is eager to capitalize on studios seeking their own “The Fast and the Furious”-type franchise, with the videogame publisher tapping sibling scribes George and John Gatins (“Real Steel”) to adapt “Need for Speed” into a feature.
John Gatins and EA will produce the project. United Talent Agency, which reps EA, assembled the package whose script is being shopped around Hollywood, with Warner Bros., Sony and Paramount said to be interested in snatching film rights to the racing property, looking to offer low seven figures.
Paramount is said to be a frontrunner, but other bids are still being considered. Universal is the only major not vying for the project, given that it already has “Fast and the Furious,” whose sixth installment starts lensing later this year. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The latest in the Need For Speed franchise to be released was Need For Speed: The Run which was released just last November. The franchise itself has been releasing titles every year since 2002 with rumors that another title is planned for some time later this year. Before this last title, Need For Speed titles generated more than $100 million since its introduction in 1994.