“Real Steel” scribes George and John Gatins are developing a pitch for Electronic Arts that aims to bring a film version of their best-selling video game series “Need for Speed” to the big screen reports Variety.
What would essentially be a rival to the “Fast and Furious” franchise, ‘Need’ has the advantage of in-built franchise name recognition. In total over 100 million copies have been sold of the eighteen games in the series, making it the most successful racing video game series in the world.
Warner Bros., Sony and Paramount have all expressed interest in developing the feature with Paramount said to be the frontrunner. John Gatins and EA will produce.