Often when news revs up on a big video game to film adaptation, one question is at the forefront of the conversation: “what’s the story?” Now Sony is really moving forward on a movie version of Gran Turismo, the company’s very detailed racing franchise, which is perhaps one of the most story-free major game series out there. Now Sony has chosen Joseph Kosinski, the director of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, to sit in the driver’s seat of the Gran Turismo movie. Read More »
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Gran Turismo, one of the most celebrated racing franchises in video game history, is coming to the big screen. This we’ve known this for a while as Social Network/50 Shades of Grey producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti signed onto the Sony franchise over the summer. The move makes sense, based both on the success of the Fast and Furious films and another popular video game franchise, Need for Speed, also heading into theaters.
Now, the next step in the film’s construction has taken place. Alex Tse, who adapted Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film and is rewriting Highlander, has been tapped to pen the screenplay, which is based on a real life competition that allows video game users to eventually build and race their own cars, just like in the game. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Fox’s Turbo got off to a snail-paced start this past weekend, but evidently that isn’t slowing down Hollywood’s affection for very fast cars. Sony has just put into development an adaptation of Gran Turismo, the popular PlayStation game series by Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital.
Helping to guide the project to the screen will be Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, the producing duo behind Sam Taylor-Johnson’s buzzy Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation. Hit the jump for more details.
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