06.22.12

Guy who directed Act of Valor gets Need for Speed

Because we're apparently that much sicker of playing with toys and games—but mostly because the videogame industry is doing that much better than filmNeed for Speed will now also become a movie. Dreamworks will produce while Scott Waugh directs. The Act of Valor director, having spent time getting real SEALs to act, should have the credentials to get cars to evoke. EA calls it "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." Seeing as how most of the franchise was devoid of narrative, being "faithful to the spirit" could mean anything—but it's probaby going to mean an aspiring Fast and the Furious title that also bears the name of a successful videogame franchise. 

[via Gamespot]