Sony confirms Gran Turismo movie

Film based on racing series in development, though no further details are available.

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A Sony representative has confirmed with Joystiq that a Gran Turismo movie is in production. The representative said the film is "being made," but did not provide any further details on the production.

Hollywood news site The Wrap reported earlier this week that the Gran Turismo movie was in development with The Social Network and Fifty Shades of Grey producers Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti attached.

Brunetti remarked on Twitter, "One that I have been after for over three years. Finally," with a link to the original report.

The film is reportedly being created to cash in on the success of fast car films, citing Universal’s The Fast and the Furious series, Dreamworks' adaptation of EA's Need for Speed, and the upcoming Hot Wheels movie based on Mattel's line of popular children's toys.

The latest game in the long-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise, Gran Turismo 6, is currently slated to ship on the PlayStation 3 sometime during 2013.

Discussion

152 comments
topheezy
topheezy

That's going to be the most boring movie ever.  


"HA HA! I won a pink Toyota Vitz in that last race! HA HA!"

"HA HA! Let's test it out on the Test Track! Ha HA!"

*ten minutes of the slowest lap in history*

coolkid93
coolkid93

It's a driving sim and it has no story... hmmm I'm curious on how this would work. o_O

ClintCommander
ClintCommander

People have been watching a program on tv for years that is a lot like Gran Turismo. 

It's called NASCAR.

swantn5
swantn5

how do you make a movie about this game there isnt even a story 

Kickable
Kickable

whores, the entire industry.  this'll get pirated as a matter of principle lol

topgear3000
topgear3000

rotflol , a watered down days of thunder? with no story what so ever 

gamergath
gamergath

First NFS, now GT, they better not bring BURNOUT!

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

Movies that might work:

-  Burnout: Revenge

-  Need for Speed: Most Wanted

...But a driving simulator?  Gran Turismo doesn't even have a story!

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

You have Eastwood's Gran Torino, what else do you want...?

frozenux
frozenux

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She's my heaven

She's a spark

Feels like heaven

So light me up

Pupchu
Pupchu

Ok, i can vision a NEED FOR SPEED movie. That franchise have cop chases and action since the its birth, so this might work... But a GRAN TURISMO movie?!?

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

WOW, AWESOME. it'll be like an R-rated version of that Pixar movie, Cars. or Cars 2. with more loud noises and more wasted cash.

good job, sony. you're so great with movies.

i look forward to the success of Smurfs 2 and that film about the homosexual boy band everyone's talking about.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Don't we already have Fast & Furious? I thought that was a supercar movie series

roman4545
roman4545

stupidest idea making GT game into movie.... 

why not just make a Resistance or Killzone movie... hell even Metal Gear one... surely someone would enjoy it.

GT movie = failure at the box office

llsinister84ll
llsinister84ll

pd stop bein fuckin stupid andbmake a gt game that has open world racing and world famous roads that we can drive sort of Like what nfs world tried to be but just don't suck!!!! Thats what u should be doin not some half ass idea for a movie

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

there is no story in gran turismo cuz its simulation. not a stupid nfs game.( gt5 was really bad. chase cam aggghhhhh.. )  PLS DONT MAKE GAMES'S MOVİE. AND MEANTİME DONT DO THE OPPOSİTE.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

The only Grand Turismo movie i'm interested in watching is a documentary about the idea behind the game and the development of what has become one of the biggest racing franchises in gaming.

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo...........................

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

It's going to be a trilogy. The whole first movie will be the same race on a Miata about 50 times to fund a good car. The second movie will be more varied, jumping to many cars and many categories, but never really developing any sense of speed... The whole third movie will be a single endurance race.........

Yay. I can't wait to be as bored watching the movie as I get when playing the game. Only more.

179107199999
179107199999

If it was a documentary of Kazunori racing at Nordscheife  I'd watch. If it was a documentary about what goes in to the art of various forms of auto racing I'd watch.If it was like Grand Prix or Days of Thunder just with more racing and epic passes I MAY watch but if its like fast and furious (like I guess what they may be aiming for) I won't watch. That's Super Mario Bros. territory.

TirOrah
TirOrah

Movies about racing franchises... Still does not compute. 

joshphillips
joshphillips

This could be awesome if it's more like a documentary.  Something taking you across the globe to all the race tracks used in the games and showing off the cars best made for them..  Maybe even showing the game making process of GT.  All of that and narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Wishful thinking though. 

91210user
91210user

'The film is reportedly being created to cash in on the success of fast car films,' - oh wow, it doesn't lie does it! Meaning that they could be sequels!

Well I suppose if it bets World of Warcraft, I'll be happy then!


Dragerdeifrit
Dragerdeifrit

i kind of tought of something like the Pixar's Cars Movie at first (talking cars). but yeah... a story of a pro driver seems more likely lmao

Sampawende
Sampawende

Yeaaaay ! Fast and f... I mean Fast and Turismo.

holtrocks
holtrocks

The NFS movie with Aaron freaking Paul i understand, but this............

rasterror
rasterror

So will the movie be in low res for the majority of it, hi def in some spots, and all of the cars sound like weed whacekrs?

senjutsu
senjutsu

How can you do a movie on a game that doesn't have a story to begin with? I'm a really hard fan of GT games, but it's a SIM, not really a "game" with a story and all. You cannot do a movie on the game, you can simply use the name to make a car movie that will sell more this way... pretty lame. I really hope the movie is good, I don't want the game to look stupid after a bad movie with it's name on it.. PS: I hope that on the contrary to the latest fast and furious, there will be cars in the movie.... lol. That would already be a win, in a way.

Lord_of_Terrans
Lord_of_Terrans

Nice, hope it will be better than Driven (the racing movie with Sylvester Stallone).

lucivar1
lucivar1

Maybe if they bundle a PhonyStation Vita with the movie tickets, maybe 50 people might watch it.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

This film will obviously have nothing in common with the game besides then name. If it did then there would be no story and no characters. Just cars driving round tracks for 90 minutes.

I can't wait for GT6 though.

djb1203
djb1203

Other thrilling movie news....Nintendo announces movie version of "Tetris" and Microsoft are working on "Minesweeper"....   

DMND
DMND

I love making fun of fanboys from both sides but... remember when Cartman met the buttface couple? That's how I'm feeling.

TM-Mordred
TM-Mordred

@joshphillips i was hoping it could document the rises to power of the GT Academy drivers, but after remembering the "cash in on the Fast and the Furious films" line this hope faded.