by David Sanchez on June 24, 2012 @ 2:49 pm
Publisher EA and DreamWorks Studios have announced that they are working on a movie based on the Need for Speed series. Filming is set to take place next year, with the flick expected to arrive in movie theaters sometime in 2014.
“The screenplay is based on the Need for Speed series, but is not based on an individual game,” read the official press release. “The film adaptation 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. In Need for Speed, the cars are hot, the racing is intense, and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat.”
So, who else thinks this thing is going to blow? It’s no secret that video game-to-movie adaptations never turn out that great — just look at Max Payne. And yes, this movie may not be based on any Need for Speed game in particular, but that just means it will likely be a dumb movie with cars, kind of like a cross between the aforementioned Max Payne movie and The Fast and the Furious … or, umm, just like The Fast and the Furious, period.
Also, is Criterion getting a say in this? Because, well, you know.
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