The Need for Speed Movie Is One Step Closer To RealityS

A couple of months ago, EA started expressing interest in a Need for Speed movie. Now it looks like it might be happening.

DreamWorks has acquired the rights to EA's racing franchise, the film studio said in a press release today. From the release:

Brothers George and John Gatins developed the original story with George writing the feature's screenplay. The screenplay is based on the Need for Speed series, but is not based on an individual game. EA will produce along with John Gatins and Mark Sourian. Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is attached to direct, and the project will be fast-tracked at DreamWorks with a target production start date for early next year, for a 2014 release.

If they're looking for titles, allow me to suggest 2 Need 4 Speed.

DreamWorks Studios Picks up Need for Speed from EA [Business Wire]