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Scott Waugh Could Be In The Driver’s Seat For ‘Need For Speed’ Film

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Back in April, we reported on the ‘Need For Speed‘ video game property looking to drive into the movie world, burn its tires all over the box office and take off like a Bugatti Veyron, leaving the competition in the dust. Now that idea is gaining even more traction with the addition of a director.

‘Act of Valor’ helmer Scott Waugh is in negotiations to direct the big screen adaptation of the long-running, popular video game franchise, according to Variety.

DreamWorks secured the rights to make the big budget movie from a script by George Gatins. EA and DreamWorks are looking to turn this into a huge franchise like the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies which is now in production on its sixth installment.

The ‘Need For Speed’ games have hit some road bumps during its franchise, with some games like ‘Hot Pursuit’ being excellent entries into the franchise and others like ‘Underground’ stalling in first gear. No word on what direction they plan on taking the movie. Let’s just hope Waugh doesn’t try to get cute and cast real life racers for this like he did Navy SEALS for ‘Act of Valor.’ Not sure we can take anymore bad acting behind the wheel. We’ve already got Vin Diesel filling those shoes.

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