It seems recently that everyone begun to scoff at Dreamworks for deciding to take on the long-running Need For Speed franchise and turn it into a movie, a deal that has looks to have publisher Electronic Arts buzzing with delight. Many gamers are laughing — the idea a movie can be made from this racing franchise seems absurd.
There have been very few games-turned-movie that have been successful in the past. For example, both the Tomb Raider and Resident Evil films enjoyed financial success. However, both were criticised by gamers largely for having little to do with the games they represented, or not representing the characters adequately or at all.