Is the Need for Speed franchise headed to the silver screen?
By our count, the Need for Speed gaming franchise has produced 18 video game titles, making it the most successful racing game franchise in history. With their success in video games firmly entrenched, recent rumors are suggesting that Need for Speed might be interested in crossing over to Hollywood.
Word has it that Electronic Arts, the publisher of the NFS gaming franchise, has tapped a pair of writers, George and Joel Gatins, to develop a script based on the Need for Speed games. The Gatins boys recently penned the script for the Hugh Jackman movie, "Real Steel," so these guys have some serious credibility.
Adding more credence to this report is word that a number of big-time studios are already in the hunt to acquire the rights to the prospective movie, including Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and Paramount with the last one considered the favorite to land the rights to the movie.
While the thought of a Need for Speed movie has us salivating, it’s important to keep a level head and not get too caught up in all the talks, especially considering that the whole project is still in the script-developing stage.