Electronic Arts is bring their Need for Speed video game franchise to the big screen, and they've hired Real Steel screenwriter John Gatins to develop a pitch for it. He will write and produce the film project, which is currently being shopped around Hollywood. Apparently Warner Bros., Sony and Paramount are all interested in taking on the racing property.
According to the report Paramount is the front-runner, but other bids are still being considered. I could see this being a very hot franchise, especially since the Fast and Furious films have become such a huge success. Of course people are going to want to cash in on a property that has the potential to be a huge success. I doubt if that Universal Pictures as they already have the Fast and Furious franchise, and they don't need another car one... or do they?
The latest game in the franchise is called Need for Speed: The Run, and it's the 18th game in the franchise. The game gave a fresh take on the franchise by actually giving it a plot, which is a first. Need for Speed has been a huge money maker for EA games over the years, so it makes sense that they want to bring it to the big screen.
Are you interested in seeing Need For Speed get adapted into a feature film?