Fans of racing movies are in luck. The Fast and Furious franchise may be straying away from its roots but United Talent Agency is shopping around a movie script for Electronic Arts that is based off the Need for Speed video game franchise. Variety is reporting that siblings George and John Gatins (Real Steel) developed the script and they are currently trying to find a studio to back it.
The project is being looked at by several major film studios and the reported price tag is said to be a seven digit figure. According to insiders, Paramount is the frontrunner and Universal is apparently the only studio not interested in the project, as it already owns the rights to the Fast and the Furious franchise.
The last game released in the franchise, Need for Speed: The Run, was met with mixed reviews, and took more of a focus on story than the other 18 games in the long-running series. Whether the script will be based off of The Run or whether it is something entirely different is not known yet but we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.