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NEED FOR SPEED finds a director

Joshua Brunsting

May 23rd, 2012

Still shot from the video game "Need for Speed."

As much as DreamWorks may deny the fact that they’ve been hard at work on an adaptation of the beloved EA video game Need for Speed, it appears as though it’s coming sooner than any of us could have expected.

Deadline reports that ACT OF VALOR co-helmer Scott Waugh has been offered the director’s chair for the film, which at this point is all that is known about the project. George Gatins is working on the script for the film, which will be based on an idea he crafted with brother John Gatins.

Personally, as a fan of the game franchise, I really do think that this type of game could be killer on the big screen. Chase films are rare these days, and this could be just the type of film to not only usher in a new generation of chase pictures, but could be a great film in general. Waugh doesn’t give me the biggest hope for the film, as VALOR was almost unanimously panned, but the project itself is one that I hope gets knocked out of the park.

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