Need for Speed: The Run
EA Hawk Need for Speed Movie Adaptation Around Hollywood
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Want to see a Need for Speed movie? Nah, me either. But it looks like we might get one anyway. 

Variety is reporting that Real Steel producer John Gatins has developed a concept for the film. EA would co-produce the project, while John's brother George Gatins would help write the script. 

George Gatins’ previous credits include a producer role on the short film, “My Wife is Retarded.”

The pitch is making its way around Hollywood at the moment. So far Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros. have indicated interest. A “low-seven figure range” bidding war is expected.

The Need for Speed series is big business for EA, generating over $100 million for the publisher. Presumably it’s that which makes a potential movie viable. It certainly isn’t the franchise’s overarching narrative because... well, there isn’t one.

Indeed, the series’ most cinematic effort to date, Need for Speed: The Run, was decidedly mediocre

Reportedly, in order to grease the wheels of the deal a little, EA are pitching the movie as the beginning of a The Fast and the Furious-style series of films.


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Comment #1 by ShadowDrake69
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:18:08 AM
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The Need for Speed series is bug business for EA, what is bug business lmfao

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Comment #2 by Robc2809
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:19:00 AM
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This excited me so much I got a trouser irritation.

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Comment #3 by FreiZeitGeipel
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:20:59 AM
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Maybe those Hollywood guys should stop smoking crack.

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Comment #4 by iBuzz7S
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:26:13 AM
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So they're going release a single film in parts?

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Comment #5 by Mr Matty
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:28:18 AM
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So a game every year and now a movie every year.
Lets just hope the movie isn't handed over to a million different studios year in year out.
Of which all have different visions of it.

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Comment #6 by DC KUSH 91
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:28:56 AM
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''George Gatins’ previous credits include a producer role on the short film, “My Wife is Retarded.”

Please...go on..

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Comment #7 by Deano09
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:31:51 AM
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So basically remaking the fast and the furious 1

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Comment #8 by Ghosty McGoo
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:32:45 AM
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I'm positive it's going to be a classic...

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Comment #9 by Roadhog
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:37:26 AM
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You know you can't go wrong with the guy that produced 'My wife is Retarded'.

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Comment #11 by XenoNick
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:43:25 AM
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Make a movie of Most Wanted with the guys used for the FMV cut scenes.

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Comment #12 by Death by EMP
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:52:26 AM
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Comment #13 by jtr1gg3r
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:08:47 AM
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This is the most pointless game to movie deal that has got to be going, they're basically going to try and top trump the F&F series, which WONT happen lol.

EA could maybe focus on one of there Ip's that might actually make a decent film..

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Comment #14 by mcintoish
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:10:20 AM
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win right there

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Comment #15 by InfestusDnB
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:12:45 AM
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I wonder what'll go wrong with the film during production (other than the fact its getting made at all), and how they will end up trying to patch it after release....................

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Comment #16 by Mr Matty
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:16:07 AM
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Prob need an ea pass to watch it.

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Comment #17 by Lecca69
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:10:10 AM
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Any game adaptation should all be filmed in CGI. Take one of those cinematic trailers and make it a full length movie. You wouldn't have to worry about actors and actually use the games characters. That way it feels more like a game movie rather than a game based movie where it is nowhere near the games i.e. Resident Evil and Far Cry.

OT, they shouldn't make an NFS game, it will try too hard to be F&F, and it will fail

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Comment #18 by Edmeister
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:22:33 AM
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If they get Maggie Q to reprise her role from Need for Speed: Undercover then I'll definately watch it!!

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Comment #19 by Steakslave
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:24:52 AM
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@12 You sir, have made me laugh. :D

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Comment #20 by Agent Mantis
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:25:27 AM
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F&F were hardly classic movies, why try and emulate it?

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Comment #21 by DakotaThrice
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:29:33 AM
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Uwe Boll pl0x

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Comment #22 by deluxnugs
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:31:30 AM
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the real news is that this series already came out in something like was called fast and the furious.

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Comment #23 by StillTIPPIN187
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 07:06:43 AM
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Crap game.. Crap movie..

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Comment #24 by I X I Shock I
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 08:01:49 AM
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EA: Now expanding our cash grabbing antics multimedia style!


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Comment #26 by Ninjamonkey6493
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 08:13:25 AM
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George Gatins’ previous credits include a producer role on the short film, “My Wife is Retarded.”

This movie is going to be retarded....

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Comment #27 by l.maciver
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 08:20:40 AM
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im more focused on EA and making movies rather than the george gatins part. Does EA charge Extra like if i want to watch the movie ive already paid to see only to find it was just to sit down and pay extra to watch. EA's movie pass.

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Comment #28 by jrp1234657
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 09:02:59 AM
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Are we sure this isn't just a belated IGN april fools joke again?

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Comment #29 by matt schwindt
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 09:33:14 AM
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michael bay will direct it. Sam worthington will headline with maggie grace as the girl interest and cole hauser as the marshall after them. It will be called Need For Speed - The Rush. As in rush hour traffic, lol.

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Comment #30 by Callam001
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 09:57:27 AM
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im happy about this, i hope they base it around need for speed most wanted, that would be awesome

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Comment #31 by elKazaam
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:05:13 AM
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for what, it nothing else then a fast and furious rip-off.
ea should make their games bug free and invest therethe money not in a usless movie...

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Comment #32 by Trebron3
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:22:43 AM
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Need for Speed movie??? No comment but we'll wait for it!

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Comment #33 by Pakhair
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:29:39 AM
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I know NFs series has been milked a lot but still I grab it every year because there aren't many great arcade games each year to fill the void of my arcade racing craziness.

In this entire generation we haven't seen too many good arcade racers with exception of Burnout Paradise and Split Second (I'm not counting Dirt cause it's semi-sim). So I don't mind having NFS each year until any other company starts to fill the gap.

Oh and pardon me, If I've missed any good arcade racers, these are the only 2 that I can remember, There is motorstorm but not on X360

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Comment #34 by Grummy
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:39:02 AM
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I thought there already was a Need for Speed series? Isn't called 'Fast and Furious' or some such?

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Comment #35 by kaiyo penguin
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:44:31 AM
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do we really need another racing film? especially based on a video game....after fast 2 that was enough.

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Comment #36 by Luis Ownz
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 11:31:43 AM
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This is a stupid idea.

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Comment #37 by sleepynow
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 11:32:37 AM
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How would they charge for an online pass though? They'll figure it out I guess.....

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Comment #38 by Nevander
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 12:30:38 PM
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If the movie is anything like Most Wanted or the first Fast and Furious then it will be good, otherwise will flop.

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Comment #39 by ViNyLek
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 03:38:45 PM
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So they pretty much want to make another shitty moving with some shitty story and tons of racing, but with attached N4S logo to it, so that maybe it spiked up the sales from fans of video games. UHM, count me in anyways LOL

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Comment #40 by NATH4Nx
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 03:56:51 PM
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Why waste money...

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Comment #41 by Viva Ruffers
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 04:33:10 PM
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I'd rather eat a pack of batteries to be fair, Movies based on games just doesn't work , just look at max payne , prince of persia , far cry , alone in the dark , doom etc. all massive big ol flops , only games that would work would be GOW Or Halo maybe bioshock would be cool in the right hands

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Comment #42 by Killa12
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:52:52 PM
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Nothing beats the Fast and the Furios series....


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Comment #43 by R4wD0g496
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 06:00:14 PM
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Just go watch 'Drive'

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Comment #45 by Beefdagreat
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 09:48:38 PM
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Transporter (1,2, and 3) > Drive

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Comment #46 by chrishaney23
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 04:50:34 AM
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I would actually like to see this IF done correctly. For those of us who old enough to remember Cannonball Run, this could be the way to remake that classic. Not a comedy like the original but a fast paced crash and burn action movie across the USA like The Run video game. Lets face it... a movie couldnt be worse than the game!

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Comment #47 by Big Killa C
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 05:17:22 PM
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Since it's EA you will have 18-24 months to view it until they pull server support and the movie becomes unwatchable.

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Comment #49 by Rayzor2659
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 02:40:10 AM
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need for speed film please do behave.i think a better waste of money would be MASS EFFECT film

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Comment #51 by Laurence Barker
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 01:58:47 PM
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I'm still waiting for the Gears of War and the Halo films. But a Need For Speed film. No. Just no. And Comments 44,48 and 50 can sod off. Every comment page has that crap on it. I care for gaming, not sunglasses and t-shirts.

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Comment #52 by fgjtdfger
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 10:22:48 PM
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Comment #53 by Tonstar64
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 02:57:23 AM
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44,48,50,52 obviously got pissed off from #12 pulling the piss and beating him to it. Seriously though @12 well done. (slow clap)

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