EA has opted to outsource the work and has approached three production companies in China to take up the duties; Movie Channel Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures. China will play as the backdrop to the movie with Chinese actors playing a bigger role in the sequel, however it is unknown whether Aaron Paul would reprise his role.
One hurdle has to be negotiated before it can proceed though, an agreement with DreamWorks who were responsible for creating the original and own the rights to the movie. If negotiations go to plan, the movie would start production later this year.
EA will also be looking to capitalize on the massive hit that Furious 7 had at the box office this month with high octane film.
The original film brought in $203 million with China accounting for $65 million of that figure. The movie had a development budget of $66 million and was loosely based on the less than stellar Need for Speed The Run.