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Gran Turismo movie in the works from Sony and Fifty Shades of Grey producers

07.24.2013

Gran Turismo

With how well the last two FAST AND FURIOUS films have done in theaters (combined they have grossed $446 million domestically and over $1.3 billion worldwide) it's not surprising that several studios are trying to emulate that success with their own movies involving fast moving vehicles. Besides the NEED FOR SPEED video game adaptation with Aaron Paul, Legendary is looking into making a HOT WHEELS movie and Sony recently acquired GO FAST, which would be about high speed boats.

According to The Wrap Sony is also interested in bringing one of it's own video game properties to the big screen: Gran Turismo. Behind the wheel of the adaptation are FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and THE SOCIAL NETWORK producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti. The Gran Turismo series is arguably Playstation's biggest video game franchise and I'm sure Sony hopes that its popularity will help draw a lot of people to theaters.

My issue is that a GRAN TURISMO film isn't being made because the story is good or there's a character that audiences really like: it's only because of name-brand recognition. The video games from the series have been popular because of the amazing graphics and realistic driving physics, but won't there be you know, real cars in the film and isn't it clear by now with FAST AND FURIOUS 6 that moviegoers don't give a shit about science when it comes to fast cars?

No word on when GRAN TURISMO might start production, but the sixth video game in the series should be in stores sometime at the end of this year.

Extra Tidbit: What's next, a Beetle Adventure Racing adaptation?
Source: The Wrap

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4:50PM on 07/24/2013
Don't see how they're gonna set themselves apart from the Fast and the Furious, the upcoming Need For Speed franchise, or any other racing film really. Unless they get the phrase "inner goddess" in the script somehow.
Don't see how they're gonna set themselves apart from the Fast and the Furious, the upcoming Need For Speed franchise, or any other racing film really. Unless they get the phrase "inner goddess" in the script somehow.
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4:21PM on 07/24/2013
Well, it seems we don't need Uwe Boll for movies based on videogames that no one asked for.
Well, it seems we don't need Uwe Boll for movies based on videogames that no one asked for.
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4:00PM on 07/24/2013

Why????

A lot of people get angry with so-called Corporate greed. Re-aim your focus at certain studio execs paid good money to throw good money at extremely stupid ideas, that'll save the world a buck or two.
A lot of people get angry with so-called Corporate greed. Re-aim your focus at certain studio execs paid good money to throw good money at extremely stupid ideas, that'll save the world a buck or two.
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12:14PM on 07/24/2013

wow

This seems like something the soloist would be dying to see.
This seems like something the soloist would be dying to see.
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9:20AM on 07/24/2013

Hmm

I wonder if it'll be as boring as the games.
I wonder if it'll be as boring as the games.
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8:24AM on 07/24/2013
Next we might see Forza Motorsport or Forza Horizon movie. But frankly, I want Monsters In My Pocket movie.
Next we might see Forza Motorsport or Forza Horizon movie. But frankly, I want Monsters In My Pocket movie.
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