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EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Dr Houbenheimer » 13 Apr 2012, 10:57

According to several sources, EA has teamed up with with writer-producer John Gatins (Real Steel) to develop a motion picture based upon the Need for Speed racing franchise.

While no further information has been released in regards to the film itself, one could assume that it may have a relation to the latest installment in the series, The Run, which attempted to provide a more story orientated experience.

You can read more at gaming website ign.
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby YaelDjiel » 13 Apr 2012, 12:23

*insert cow milking picture here*
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby ROISMOKE » 13 Apr 2012, 12:27

I was wondering when they will start doing this, I had this idea since NFS Carbon, but still, there will be much waiting, just hope it will be better than F&F
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby LilSpikeyWikey » 13 Apr 2012, 14:38

I hope EA doesn't mess up the new movie for NFS. Does fast and furious ring any bells? :<
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Dr Houbenheimer » 13 Apr 2012, 14:58

Look I wouldn't have high hopes for this at all, as YaelDjiel said its more franchising milking for cash than anything from my view. At best it could be a lot like the later FnF's. Would rather they just focused completely on making the next game in the franchise a polished and fun one.
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Hydro_PT » 13 Apr 2012, 21:09

I can't imagine a good NFS movie, honestly. Especially when I think about Undercover with the "real actors thing" and The Run with all those "great" scenes using Frostibte 2.0 to achieve "super realism". :lol: They fail so much in creating a proper story for a game, that a movie would just be a waste of resources.

Fast and Furious is much better than any NFS-movie can be, I have seen them all and the last one is my second favourite (the first being the better FnF). The 4th wasn't really good, too much special effects, but Fast Five was off the hook! NFS can't beat that. Not with EA as scriptwriters, that's for sure.
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby TRANSFORMER » 13 Apr 2012, 22:19

^And if You ask Me... I'm looking forward to watch a NFS Movie - it will be thrilling and not boring! :D
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby ianism » 14 Apr 2012, 00:55

forgive me if i'm wrong, but hasn't this idea been tossed around at EA for like 5 years now? i have definitely read about it before, and not recently either. it is a TERRIBLE attempt to make money and hopefully will be as much of a financial failure as the 3rd FnF (personally my favourite is 2F2F, but the 1st and 5th are ok too), because it will, without a doubt, be a very bad movie. but nothing unexpected there eh?
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Zotic+ » 14 Apr 2012, 05:45

hmmm heres an idea, go back to making racing games. Too many distractions with nfs *sigh*
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby datass » 14 Apr 2012, 12:13

TRANSFORMER wrote:^And if You ask Me... I'm looking forward to watch a NFS Movie - it will be thrilling and not boring! :D


you obviously never heard of John Gatins before.
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby TRANSFORMER » 14 Apr 2012, 18:17

^Yeah explain what's wrong with Him?!? I mean I saw the Real Steel Movie and it was cool...

In the End it's @ll about the Budget, what will make a good Movie and Story! Let's watch it!

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TRANSFORMER wrote:^And if You ask Me... I'm looking forward to watch a NFS Movie - it will be thrilling and not boring! :D


you obviously never heard of John Gatins before.


And You've heard about Trip Hawkins before?! :roll:
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Hydro_PT » 14 Apr 2012, 19:13

TRANSFORMER wrote:In the End it's @ll about the Budget, what will make a good Movie and Story! Let's watch it!


The budget is not everything, far from it. There are great movies made using small budgets, and movies which had massive budgets but were a flop... so money is not everything. :)
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby TRANSFORMER » 14 Apr 2012, 20:16

^That is also true, but if You have a huge Budget, You can also do a better Movie! :)
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Dr Houbenheimer » 15 Apr 2012, 05:08

The budget could improve the action side of things, but the actual quality of the narrative would be the major cause for concern. Not to mention the poor history of video game --> movie adaptations.
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby Zotic+ » 15 Apr 2012, 20:30

Hydro_PT wrote:
TRANSFORMER wrote:In the End it's @ll about the Budget, what will make a good Movie and Story! Let's watch it!


The budget is not everything, far from it. There are great movies made using small budgets, and movies which had massive budgets but were a flop... so money is not everything. :)

just take a look at Napoleon Dynamite, low budget, good movie
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Re: EA pitching a Need for Speed movie

Postby ianism » 18 Apr 2012, 01:19

Hydro_PT wrote:
TRANSFORMER wrote:In the End it's @ll about the Budget, what will make a good Movie and Story! Let's watch it!


The budget is not everything, far from it. There are great movies made using small budgets, and movies which had massive budgets but were a flop... so money is not everything. :)


precisely. avatar is probably the movie with the biggest budget of all time (for now), and while it wasn't terrible, it was definitely below-average. and that is just the tip of the iceberg. the number of movies i've seen with small budgets that were amazing is well over 50-60
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