Gran Turismo movie details emerge

Upcoming film will tell the life story of Lucas Ordonez, a professional racer who began his career playing Gran Turismo.

The upcoming Gran Turismo movie from the producers of The Social Network will tell the life story of Lucas Ordonez, a professional racer who began his career playing Gran Turismo.

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed the details with Destructoid at Gamescom.

He said the movie has been pitched for the last seven years, though all offers were turned down until Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti recently won him over with their script.

Yamauchi said the Gran Turismo film will open with a mother concerned that her son is spending too much time playing video games. The film will feature themes of "growth and maturity" as Ordonez becomes a racing champion.

No director for the Gran Turismo film has been named, nor have casting details or a release date been released.

Separately, Yamauchi said during a Gamescom panel this week (attended by Joystiq) that if Gran Turismo 6 does come to the PlayStation 4, it could evolve into Gran Turismo 7.

During the panel, Yamauchi reiterated that he is thinking about a PS4 version of the racing game, but said it could take "some time" to arrive

Gran Turismo 6 launches December 6 for the PlayStation 3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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91 comments
con47
con47

Please don't screw this up.

Divedude
Divedude

yea, I would say a gaming days of thunder wont make it, I hope the budget was low because the name wont be carrying this one.

armedvigilante
armedvigilante

OK guys this is not a movie thats inspirational to gamers thats like the whole steve jobs dropped out of school so i can too argument haha.

Dark_Dante22
Dark_Dante22

Pretty sure this is going to be a real life documentary type movie, not a made up GT plot movie

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

I haven't seen very many good movies based around actual racing... and i love racing... just not movies about them... i do love car chases though... fill this movie with car chases and i might watch it, otherwise, ill pass... not even sure GT6 is going to be worth buying yet... wasnt impressed with GT5

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

Wow, what a boring concept, does it even have anything to do with Gran turismo?

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

How do you even make a movie base on this game?????? 

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

Sounds better than that Nintendo crap Mario Bros. movie

leeko_link
leeko_link

Basically the entire plot of the film in the eyes of the mother. You like playing that boring game, you go out and lived like that boring game.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Not sounding very interesting, but it could have been worse as in Driven (2001) with Sylvester Stallone, kind of worse.

zenstrata
zenstrata

There is something seriously wrong with the car the guy is standing in front of in that picture.  It should fall over the first time it takes a hard corner.  The wheel base is way too skinny to be stable.

banana23man
banana23man

Next up, Call of Duty: The movie. It follows a soldier who began his career on the xbox, teabagging 12 years old while claiming that he slept with their mother. 

punkpunker
punkpunker

ah so it is more like a documentary with the likes of truth in 24 rather than a F&F or the NFS movie.

Hiddai
Hiddai

watch out fast & Furious

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I feel the need the need for direct to DVD.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Turn10 should put out a Forza movie and send this shit straight to video.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

At least we won't have to see Ben Affleck playing Batman here

Pupchu
Pupchu

Thats... not a bad idea. I was expecting they go overboard and make some Fast & Furious clone. But this is actually quite interresting.

iMichael123S
iMichael123S

I am super interested in this idea.. This should be what all gamers inspire to become, seriously Gran Turismo allows you to become a superstar just be being good at a video game, that is almost an unheard of concept..

edant79
edant79

A'wwww, I was hoping it would showcase rape and murder, or at least a nice set of boobies.


How can you make a GT movie without it?

GermanBomber
GermanBomber

If Vin Diesel and Paul Walker aren't involved then I'm not interested.

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

You might as well make it into a documentary then...

catsimboy
catsimboy

So was Surf Ninjas a video game movie because the kid uses a Game Gear?

Chefjase
Chefjase

I've always wondered when they were going to try to re-make "The Wizard" I might see it when it comes to Starz. Maybe we'll get a Fred Savage cameo as the GT champion he has to beat before he decides to become a real driver.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

"Separately, Yamauchi said during a Gamescom panel this week (attended by Joystiq) that if Gran Turismo 6 does come to the PlayStation 4, it could evolve into Gran Turismo 7".

Huh? Well I wouldn't think it would evolve straight into Gran Turismo 15.  What was that sentence for? Anyway, the movie idea kind of sounds boring. Of course, I'm not one to pass judgment before seeing the finished product so only time will tell.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

That sounds like a nice feel good-movie.... But I have a feeling it's going to be given the "Hollywood" treatment, and end up feeling a bit dry

AndrewII
AndrewII

Going by the plot summary alone, this movie seem more like a straight rip-off of the movie Kart Racer
.

Overall if you ask me, PD would be better off putting their efforts into making a Tourist Trophy sequel as oppose to investing their resources into this.

Renunciation
Renunciation

I know this movie sounds bad, but it still sounds better than 98% of the other game-to-movie translations out there.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

straight to blu ray lol.....is uwe boll on this....or how about you get the director from the room

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

I get it!!!  Gran Turismo movie will be just a trailer with credits rolling at the end and the actual movie will actually be TBA.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I was by no means expecting Need for Speed or Fast and The Furious, but how many people are actually going to want to watch this? This guy isn't exactly Senna or James Hunt.

beardface21
beardface21

@lilmcnessy It says it right in the summary right at the top.  Did you not read that part at all?

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

Sounds better than the crappy Nintendo Mario bros movie

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

Sounds better than that Nintendo Mario bros. movie

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

@zenstrata I don't see how this car could tip, it is so low to the ground. I don't know what you mean by wheel base but the wheels look like standard size wheels.

nait2k4
nait2k4

@DESTROYRS_F8 At least it will have a trailer, the Half Life 3 movie will just be a black screen with a picture of Gabe in the middle looking mildly confused.

iMichael123S
iMichael123S

He is an inspiration for all gamers to become something worthwhile in their lives. A gamer to superstar? That is pretty cool if you ask me..

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@iMichael123S I'm sure there are already plenty of gamers who have become something worthwhile, and I'd probably say they're as big a superstar as this guy is. And a gamer to race car driver is hardly Slumdog Millionaire. This just strikes me as unnecessary.