Dreamworks has today announced that they've acquired the rights to make a movie based on EA's popular franchise, Need for Speed.
The story has been developed by brother George and John Gatins, with the former penning the feature's screenplay. The film will be based on the series, and not on one specific game.
Dreamworks and EA are promising that the movie will be: "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."
Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Chairman, said of the deal: "I'm excited about getting back into the creative trenches with John and George Gatins and my partners at EA to bring to life an exhilarating script based on an epic video game that seems to have been made for the movies."
EA's Frank Gibeau added: "We are thrilled to be in business with our friends Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider and the entire DreamWorks team. They are the perfect partner to take Need for Speed to the big screen by creating the exciting action film that we have always envisioned."