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Mummelmann said:
twintail said:

I'm failing to see how you're failing to see what a GT story could be: very simply the story of a rookie becoming a pro, which is essentially what GT is.

And I'm failing to see why anyone would need to use GT license to tell such a story?

Because probably it's Sony itself using the license or promoting it. With a steady 10M seller that still gives some additional market awareness for the movie. and For Sony it is part of their use of multimedia tactics to increase their IPs and sell more. So not sure why it is hard to conceive the occurrence.

Being uncertain about what story will be told is quite normal, but to not see why a movie would be made in first place not so much.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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DonFerrari said:
Mummelmann said:

And I'm failing to see why anyone would need to use GT license to tell such a story?

Because probably it's Sony itself using the license or promoting it. With a steady 10M seller that still gives some additional market awareness for the movie. and For Sony it is part of their use of multimedia tactics to increase their IPs and sell more. So not sure why it is hard to conceive the occurrence.

Being uncertain about what story will be told is quite normal, but to not see why a movie would be made in first place not so much.

Bolded and italic; opinions in this thread, albeit a small sampling, appear to be about 50/50. I don't think it's that abnormal. I understand Sony wanting to expand upon big IPs, but the way I see it there are other ones much more suited for movies or TV shows. Racing games rarely, if ever, make for good movie adaptations.

I guess the end project remains to be seen, but I remain skeptical, in spite of Sony's ambition and plans.



Mummelmann said:
DonFerrari said:

Because probably it's Sony itself using the license or promoting it. With a steady 10M seller that still gives some additional market awareness for the movie. and For Sony it is part of their use of multimedia tactics to increase their IPs and sell more. So not sure why it is hard to conceive the occurrence.

Being uncertain about what story will be told is quite normal, but to not see why a movie would be made in first place not so much.

Bolded and italic; opinions in this thread, albeit a small sampling, appear to be about 50/50. I don't think it's that abnormal. I understand Sony wanting to expand upon big IPs, but the way I see it there are other ones much more suited for movies or TV shows. Racing games rarely, if ever, make for good movie adaptations.

I guess the end project remains to be seen, but I remain skeptical, in spite of Sony's ambition and plans.

But you were questioning why license it (as if expending money to pay for the license), but it is their own stuff =p

I liked the recent racing movies I saw, be them biographies or the Le Mans Ford "documentary".

Fast and Furious is a racing franchise and it earned a lot of money.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
Mummelmann said:

Bolded and italic; opinions in this thread, albeit a small sampling, appear to be about 50/50. I don't think it's that abnormal. I understand Sony wanting to expand upon big IPs, but the way I see it there are other ones much more suited for movies or TV shows. Racing games rarely, if ever, make for good movie adaptations.

I guess the end project remains to be seen, but I remain skeptical, in spite of Sony's ambition and plans.

But you were questioning why license it (as if expending money to pay for the license), but it is their own stuff =p

I liked the recent racing movies I saw, be them biographies or the Le Mans Ford "documentary".

Fast and Furious is a racing franchise and it earned a lot of money.

The Le Mans film was terrific, the first couple of Fast & Furious movies were entertaining, if nothing else. But these are not based on games. I saw Driver and Need for Speed, which was plenty for me. I love cars, racing and movies about them, and I'm a GT fan since 1997, but I still find this project meaningless for my above mentioned reasons. Hey, maybe they manage to make something entertaining out of it, who knows? I hope so.



Mummelmann said:
DonFerrari said:

But you were questioning why license it (as if expending money to pay for the license), but it is their own stuff =p

I liked the recent racing movies I saw, be them biographies or the Le Mans Ford "documentary".

Fast and Furious is a racing franchise and it earned a lot of money.

The Le Mans film was terrific, the first couple of Fast & Furious movies were entertaining, if nothing else. But these are not based on games. I saw Driver and Need for Speed, which was plenty for me. I love cars, racing and movies about them, and I'm a GT fan since 1997, but I still find this project meaningless for my above mentioned reasons. Hey, maybe they manage to make something entertaining out of it, who knows? I hope so.

Movies based in games for the most part have been terrible, still we got Sonic, Detective Pikachu and a few others that were great. We also had some fun ones even if bad like Mortal Kombat.

So the reason GT movie could be bad (or unnecessary) would have more to do with being based on a game than being a racing movie from your own admission =p (which isn't wrong by the way). I hope it ends up being great, but yes the stakes are against it. At least Sony started well with Uncharted, let's see TLOU and pray they don't destroy it.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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DonFerrari said:
Mummelmann said:

The Le Mans film was terrific, the first couple of Fast & Furious movies were entertaining, if nothing else. But these are not based on games. I saw Driver and Need for Speed, which was plenty for me. I love cars, racing and movies about them, and I'm a GT fan since 1997, but I still find this project meaningless for my above mentioned reasons. Hey, maybe they manage to make something entertaining out of it, who knows? I hope so.

Movies based in games for the most part have been terrible, still we got Sonic, Detective Pikachu and a few others that were great. We also had some fun ones even if bad like Mortal Kombat.

So the reason GT movie could be bad (or unnecessary) would have more to do with being based on a game than being a racing movie from your own admission =p (which isn't wrong by the way). I hope it ends up being great, but yes the stakes are against it. At least Sony started well with Uncharted, let's see TLOU and pray they don't destroy it.

I actually have somewhat high hopes for TLoU, it seems solid and I love the two leads they got! Sony are in a great position with their influence in film, so many amazing IPs to choose from.



Of course they’re using the branding and the cars, and Sony has some fairly deep talent in their film studios. My glib take on what will happen (that will probably turn out to be mostly accurate):

The loudest whiners will be the purity trolls, sad pathetic little goblins skulking about Twitter and the YouTube comment section thinking a much better writer would be some guy recording himself with overcharged temper tantrums about the differences the film has from their experience with the source material. There will be YouTube videos longer than the actual film. These little Spartacuses will then harass the social media of the film creators until the end of time, or until the next Star Wars film comes out and they focus on that instead.

The only ones sadder will be the “We’re losing the culture war!” bunch. One of them will make some kind of meme saying (I don’t know, probably) “Gran Woke-rismo” or something because there’s a gay person, or more than one woman or black person in the main cast. There will be 432,000 upvotes to the comment and people will repeat the meme about 17 million times thinking they’re the most cleaver people on earth for thinking to repeat it. They’ll believe the meme makes a profound point because it’s pasted over some woman with pink hair and a negative facial expression.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 09 June 2022

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

By the way, the Castlevania adaptation is surprisingly great.
Apparently, the show got canned after Trevor/Alucard because the showrunner got busted for sexual coercion. I hate being the guy who judges a book by its cover, but an outdated hat in this century screams pervert as loudly as a moustache in the 1990s.

(Hmm, can’t get a picture to post, so here’s a link to what the guy looks like)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Warren_Ellis_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg/1024px-Warren_Ellis_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg

Last edited by Jumpin - on 09 June 2022

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

Jumpin said:

By the way, the Castlevania adaptation is surprisingly great.
Apparently, the show got canned after Trevor/Alucard because the showrunner got busted for sexual coercion. I hate being the guy who judges a book by its cover, but the outdated hat in this century screams pervert as loudly as a moustache in the 1990s.

Never played Castlevania, but I did like the series.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I like racing in movies so I'd be willing to give it a shot. That Ford vs Ferrari movie was really good and it has me pumped to watch more racing. Baby Driver was a great watch as well though it's more of an overall action movie with a bit of a focus on racing.