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Need for Speed Set to Become a Movie for Some Reason

Will this movie finally tell the tale of Razor Callahan the way it was meant to be told? Probably not, but we can dream.

Because apparently somebody at Dreamworks got the wild hair up their ass that they needed their own movie franchise to compete with the Fast and the Furious series, Deadline is now reporting that the studio is on the verge of brokering a deal with EA for the rights to Need for Speed franchise.

The deal isn't done, but Deadline says that Dreamworks is in "pole position"--no, seriously, they actually wrote those words down and published them--to land the deal. The movie will come courtesy of John and George Gatins, the writer of Real Steel and the producer of She's Out of My League, respectively. Though this time, they apparently will be going with George as writer, and John as producer. So, this should go well.

Given that Need for Speed is something of a nebulous franchise, narratively speaking, one could be forgiven for wondering where, exactly, the hell anyone plans to pull a story out of a series that's covered everything from gritty, urban street racing to gritty, urban Cannonball Run. SlashFilm posits that perhaps Dreamworks is just buying the name for brand cachet, and plans to craft its own specific narrative. That sounds likely and reasonable, but instead I'm going to get my hopes unrealistically up and demand that this be the two hour docudrama on the life of Razor Callahan I've been secretly hoping and praying for ever since I was first informed that Razor Callahan was a thing that existed.

C'mon, this movie practically writes itself. Specifically, it wrote itself back in 2001 and was called The Fast and the Furious.

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Posted By tourgen

I love alex articles!

anyway, with enough cars explosions and naked women it could be a good movie

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Posted By probablytuna

Five grand.

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Posted By XenoNick

@probablytuna said:

Five grand.

Ten Grand?

This could be a beautiful train wreck.

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Posted By AhmadMetallic

ever since I was first informed that Razor Callahan was a thing that existed.

Jesus christ :/
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They got it all wrong. It should've been written, directed and somehow get the main cast as "Razor" by.........


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Posted By Winternet

Truly, the return of Razor Callahan is now!

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Posted By BabyChooChoo

@Alex said:

C'mon, this movie practically writes itself. Specifically, it wrote itself back in 2001 and was called The Fast and the Furious.

I legitimately burst out into laughter when I read this. It's soooooo fucking true. Like...really...this could not be anymore spot on.

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Posted By SamuelLBronkowitz

I don't know what to say. There's so much to say, but I don't know where to start. I will say this though, the only way this is going to be any good at all is if the racing is only a very minor side note and the movie actually focuses on a dramatic story involving the popular street drug. "We care about you, yo. We know you can be the best again if you just quit that junk!" and then Razor's all like, "You don't know anything about me! I just do it for fun! Stop judging me! I'm gonna' go race."

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Posted By BitterAlmond

@Napalm said:

"For some reason"? Goddamn it, Alex! Mix up your fucking syntax! Fuck!

Or just write like an actual video game news guy. Never thought I'd be saying this on Giant Bomb, but Alex sometimes needs to actually tone it down.

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Posted By s10129107

Theyve made this movie 6 times already. It's called the fast and the furious.

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Posted By thebunnyhunter

I am somewhat hoping this will be a good terrible like Most Wanted's story

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Posted By dudeglove

Fast 6 is gonna be shot in Moscow btw.

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