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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, whose most recent video-game-to-film collaboration Uncharted grossed more than $400 million in global box office earlier this year, are getting behind the wheel for a movie adaptation of the iconic driving game Gran Turismo.

The project is in very early development, we hear. Neill Blomkamp is being eyed to direct.

The plot of the film project is being kept under wraps, but the news comes as reports surfaced today that a TV adaptation of the racing game is also being developed and aimed at a streaming service.

‘Gran Turismo’ Movie In Works At Sony Pictures; Neill Blomkamp Eyed To Direct – Deadline



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So I take it this is gonna be like Pixar's Cars, but with realistic art style.



Oh yeah, exactly what people wanted from a simulation racing game turned to a movie :

Human drama



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But why? This is absurd at best and disastrous at worst. Even games with actual substance have translated poorly to film and TV in the past, how on earth will this work on any level?



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Well double bet on GT then =p

Guess they will tell the story of a young racer going from the karts to the formula. Or a Le Mans struggle.



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Mummelmann said:

But why? This is absurd at best and disastrous at worst. Even games with actual substance have translated poorly to film and TV in the past, how on earth will this work on any level?

Drive to Survive is hugely popular and I think it follow its formula: Driving + the human drama and competition behind it. Should actually be way easier to adapt than other IPs with outlandish fantasy worlds and characters. I'm more worried about Horizon and GOW tbh



Otter said:
Mummelmann said:

But why? This is absurd at best and disastrous at worst. Even games with actual substance have translated poorly to film and TV in the past, how on earth will this work on any level?

Drive to Survive is hugely popular and I think it follow its formula: Driving + the human drama and competition behind it. Should actually be way easier to adapt than other IPs with outlandish fantasy worlds and characters. I'm more worried about Horizon and GOW tbh

Horizon will likely be shit, I have a nasty feeling about which direction they're going to take that. GoW could be a decent action romp, if they decide so, but my expectations are very low.



Mummelmann said:

But why? This is absurd at best and disastrous at worst. Even games with actual substance have translated poorly to film and TV in the past, how on earth will this work on any level?

The recent Sonic, Arcane and Castlevania beg to differ…



Hynad said:
Mummelmann said:

But why? This is absurd at best and disastrous at worst. Even games with actual substance have translated poorly to film and TV in the past, how on earth will this work on any level?

The recent Sonic, Arcane and Castlevania beg to differ…

Arcane was amazing for sure, haven't seen Sonic or Castlevania. But I have seen a slew of other crap made from game licenses. I still think that good productions are the exception and not the rule. I even think that this is a well-known trope and gag in the gaming scene.

I think the main issue with a GT movie for me is that the game itself has no lore, real setting or story to follow, which means anything and everything will be completely freestyle from the producers. Which also means that the GT license itself seems meaningless, I just don't get it. While League of Legends is thin in the story department, there was still a bunch of lore to go by via graphic novels etc, I suppose even Sonic has some actual story. Castlevania is decently lore-rich throughout its almost 40 year history, and at least has some building blocks for a show and/or movie. Gran Turimso simply doesn't, I just find it a weird chose for a licensed film, is all.