EA Developing a Need for Speed Movie

Need for Speed Game

Or as the kids call it, “The Fast and Furious” without the “meh” attempts at “story”.

Just kidding, of course. I’m sure whatever EA and the screenwriting duo of George and John Gatins (“Real Steel”) come up with, it’ll be way better than what “The Fast and the Furious” have managed over five movies. Or way suckier. Either/or.

In any case, the game developer is currently shopping around the Gatins’ script to various studios, with Paramount apparently the frontrunner to snatch up the rights. Universal, of course, has no interest in the franchise, since they already have the Vin Diesel-powered “The Fast and the Furious” revving on along over in their garage, with a sixth (and seventh) movie due out soon enough.

As I recall, there was never actually a plot to the earlier “Need for Speed” games, it was basically just a series of races in different, exotic locales. Though in recent years EA have tried to change that by hiring known actors to star in the game’s cut scenes and commercials, including Maggie Q. and “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks, and putting in honest to goodness storylines.

Or, well, at least as honest to goodness as you can possibly get with a gaming franchise based entirely on racing around cities, I guess.

Via : Variety