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The Fast and Furious movie franchise has been a profitable one, but outside the most recent film, most automotive enthusiasts cringe at the idea of it.
Now we have something even worse to look forward to. Electronic Arts, publisher of the Need for Speed video games has reportedly hired George and John Gatins of Real Steel fame to write a movie script based on its beloved racing game series. Since the first Need for Speed was released in 1994, the series of games has garnered more than $100 million in revenue.
Apparently Warner Bros, Sony, and Paramount are all interested in acquiring the rights of the upcoming flick with Paramount in the front of the pack.
The most recent Need for Speed: The Run is the 18th game in the franchise and Electronic Arts hired Sean Faris and Christina Hendricks to play lead roles in the game.
[Source: Worst Previews]
If you feel the need for speed, you could win a new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Need for Speed: The Run, Electronic Arts is giving gamers a little incentive to join the game’s site. You don’t need to buy or pre-order the game to enter. All you have to do is sign up and fill out a few personal deets, and you’re in the running. If you already have an account registered with the site, all you have to do is login.
The contest is only open to people living in the US, Canada and UK, and there are some other restrictions listed in the fine print, but if you’re qualified to enter, what do you have to lose? You can enter of the Need for Speed: The Run contest site. And if you needed extra incentive to enter the contest, you can watch the sweepstakes video after the jump.