Electronic Arts and DreamWorks have come to an agreement about a Need For Speed film. The official announcement came today, as DreamWorks has just acquired the rights of the NFS franchise. The story and screenplay based on the game series are being developed by brothers George Gatins (She's Out of My League) and John Gatins (Real Steel). Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is set to direct the film, which is currently being fast-tracked by DreamWorks such that production will start early next year for a 2014 release. The film will capture the spirit of the video game franchise, said DreamWorks in a statement, while rooting itself in the tradition of car culture films of the 70s. The screenplay is not based in any individual game, but rather on the Need For Speed franchise as a whole.