Need for Speed (2014)
EA have teamed up with DreamWorks to make a film version of Need for Speed with a release date currently set for February 7, 2014. Brothers George (Real Steel) and John Gatins (Coach Carter) have written an original story for the film not based on any individual game. Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is attached to direct the movie with a target production start date of early 2013. Several other independent film studios were also after the rights. The movie is described as "a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise". Originally, reports mentioned that actor Taylor Kitsch was in the running to be cast in the film. DreamWorks will release the film via Disney's Touchstone Pictures brand in North America, Latin America, Russia, Australia and Asia, while Mister Smith Entertainment via Entertainment One will release the film in the UK and Benelux, Constantin Film will release the film in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Nordisk Film will release the film in Scandinavia and Italia Film will release the film in the Middle East. The studio has cast Aaron Paul for the lead role.