Gran Turismo movie may be directed by Joseph Kosinski of Tron: Legacy and Oblivion fame

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Mar 4, 2015
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    The feature film based on Sony’s popular racing franchise Gran Turismo may have a director. Joseph Kosinski, who directed Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, is in talks to direct the movie according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.

    You’re probably wondering what sort of plot a movie about a game without a plot could have. Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital (the studio behind the Gran Turismo series) previously suggested the film would be about an avid racing game player that later goes on to become a real-world racer.

    Perhaps the film will be more of a documentary as that plot line has already played out in real life through GT Academy, but I digress.

    Columbia Pictures co-president Michael DeLuca will serve as a producer along with Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon.

    Sources say Kosinski has been itching to direct a racing movie for quite some time. He reportedly spent a few years working on a movie based on the book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were interested at one point but things never materialized so Kosinski moved on.

    Need for Speed, one of the gaming industry’s earliest and most successful racing franchises, was the focus of a 2014 film by the same name. It starred Aaron Paul as an auto mechanic that takes to street racing to avenge the death of a close friend. Unfortunately, the film was a bust at the box office. With any luck, the Gran Turismo adaptation will be much better.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    This is a rather tall order for a film. GT has always been about grinding your way through qualifications purely to collect cars and accrue achievements. At face value, it seems they would have to betray a significant portion of this to make an interesting film.
  3. Most driving films are awful imo. Fast and Furious was more about the gay love affair. Wasnt it? Driving scenes never exactly fabulous. Ronin and the few scenes you had in the bourne films were better than anything F and F ever did.

    But take the concept of the dullest game ever. The only good thing about GT was the graphics, they set a standard for other racing games. And other games like Forza basically were the xbox clone. Striving to be just as much of a snoozefest. If going in circles is your idea of fun, then this film may appeal, but I would make sure you go to a cinema which has reclining seats and maybe lets you take a pillow in with you.

    This could be that mid evening nap you are looking for.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Racing movies are only interesting when they focus on a rivalry between two drivers, or teams, ect. One guy playing Gran Turismo until he magically gets accepted into a real racing league doesn't sound terribly interesting. But this is coming from game that doesn't have much going for it other than being a pure driving sim, no story, no BS, just drive cars, which is great, better than the N4S stories over the years... But I digress, this still is only a rumor and I highly doubt it makes it to a big screen near you.
  5. I wonder if it will be as good as the Doom movie..
  6. Any news on Tron?
  7. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    What a disappointment lol, the last bit was awesome though should of made the whole movie in first person

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