Plants vs. Zombies may be known for its light hearted take on tower defence, but publisher EA is looking to transform the franchise into a shooter. A report by video game sleuth Superannuation notes that Need for Speed: The Run developer EA Black Box is working on the console conversion.

A job listing on the developer’s website offers an approximation of what to expect, noting that it is in pursuit of designers capable of creating "extremely fun and polished multiplayer maps". The studio’s also looking for artists with experience "working with a cartoon style and tone".

Apparently, series creator PopCap has yet to give its final approval on the project – meaning there’s still a chance that it might not see the light of day. We’re not sure whether that would be a good thing. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

[via kotaku.com]