DreamWorks in Talks to Pick Up 'Need for Speed'
The racing project is based on the Electronic Arts video game.
Asserting itself as a buyer once more, DreamWorks is in negotiations to pick up Need for Speed, the racing project based on the Electronic Arts video game.
The project hit the town last week in a UTA-repped package that saw brothers John and George Gatins develop the story with George writing the script. John Gatins is producing with EA.
Last week also saw DreamWorks secure a new round of funding. While the deal is not closed, the infusion of funds revs up the company that had been ion limbo for several months.
Speed is billed as the most successful video game franchise in the world. The latest incarnations feature a cross-country race.
Car racing movies have mostly been the domain of Universal, which has nurtured its Fast and Furious franchise since 2001. If DreamWorks’ deal for Speed goes through, it will mean another contender on the raceway.
- Exclusive Portraits of Robert Griffin III, Ronda Rousey, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Photos)
- MOBA: Inside the Biggest Sporting Event You've Never Heard Of (Photos)
- 'Girls,' Tatiana Maslany and 18 More of the Biggest Emmy Snubs (Photos)
- Emmy Awards 2014: The Nominees (Photos)
- Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos)
Follow Heat Vision
- Guillermo del Toro Unveils Comic-Con 'Pacific Rim,' 'Crimson Peak' Fan Experiences
- Jo Nesbo's latest page-turner, "The Son"...Elaine Stritch---The Great Fantasy Dinner Guest!
- Why 'Modern Family' Star Eric Stonestreet Refused A Photo With Rick Santorum
- Questlove: Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Is A Game-Changer