Disney in conjunction with DreamWorks Studios have confirmed that they will indeed be bringing EA’s Need for Speed to the big screen on February 7th, 2014. The movie will have Act of Valor director Scott Waugh leading the project.
All I have to say is wow, didn’t see that coming. I’m not a huge fan of Need for Speed but it could be interesting. Though, it would appear that Hollywood wants to spread from comics to well-known video games as well. What’s next? Assassin’s Creed and God of War movies? Oh wait, they’re already happening.
Movie adaptation of video games usually turn into Hollywood monstrosities, however, with big name producers and teams behind the projects and hopefully larger-budgeting plans, we could see some pretty wicked stuff done in the near future. If Hollywood does shift to video games, which big screen adaptation would interest you most? Mass Effect movie, anyone?