Regarding the game, Donner issued a statement saying, "I loved playing 'Crazy Taxi,' and I realized immediately that it had the potential to be a big summer event movie. Sega's game franchise has the perfect mix of action, humor, and great characters to translate to the big screen."
While talking to About.com's Action-Adventure Web page, Donner further gushed on the project, saying, "We're now trying to find a writer. We all have a handle on it -- me, the producers and my company. Everybody in my company loves it. ... Now we've got to create the characters so that you care about [the movie] and you care about them, you get emotionally charged by them and committed and a good story with this insanity of crazy taxis in a major city. It'll probably be New York."