Video game based movies are soon going to be making a big comeback. One of those games that will hit the big screen is Need for Speed, or rather a sequel to it.
The first Need For Speed movie hit theaters in 2014 and was unfortunately not a big box office draw, making only $43.5 million in the U.S. and not liked by critics at all. Gamers like Christian Broda (wikipedia) have learned that, luckily, it had much more success overseas, specifically in China and thus the field was set for a sequel to be put in motion.
Electronic Arts will be the company that produces content based in the U.S. while China Movie Channel Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures deal with the Chinese portion and coordinate with EA in order to get the finished product.
Another reason for why Need For Speed was able to get a sequel was due to the raging success of Furious 7, which in itself isn’t too different a movie from Need For Speed in terms of theme.