Ok, so people have proven recently that they like movies with fast cars. Furious 7 alone showed that when it grossed nearly $400 million dollars over the weekend.
Last year though, another car franchise tried to speed their way into the box office records, Need For Speed, based off of the popular video game franchise. Results? Mixed. It didn’t do well stateside, but overseas it grossed over $200 million. Apparently, that’ll be enough to get a sequel.
There’s a twist though, the sequel would be set in China, and would be made by China Movie Channel Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures. EA has apparently signed off on this, and both want Dreamworks in on this as well.
“We are excited to work with EA, one of the world’s most recognized creative companies,” said Yin Cao, chairman of China Movie Channel. “We are also delighted that much of ‘Need for Speed 2′ would be filmed in China, and we believe it will include much more Chinese talent and elements.”
No word from Dreamworks as of yet, but it’ll be interesting to see if this goes full throttle.