Gran Turismo Latest Video Game With Cars to Become Movie With Cars

Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -
Like this, except with live action, and probably featuring Kellan Lutz behind the wheel, or something.

If you are a video game with cars in it, there is a very good chance that you will get to be a movie eventually. Cases in point: the still in-production Need for Speed movie which will probably be a lot like Fast & Furious except with Aaron Paul instead of Paul Walker, and Sony's newly announced Gran Turismo movie. Yes, the PlayStation exclusive driving simulation series has been greenlit for a film adaptation, courtesy of The Social Network and 50 Shades of Grey producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti.

The Wrap's exclusive report on the announcement gives few details on how the producers might seek to shape a plot-less driving simulation into a thing people would pay $14 to go see in a movie theater. Presumably, there will be quite a few cars driving at exceedingly fast speeds, actors you may have heard of speaking words, and some kind of story involving one of those actors who drives those cars because of important reasons. He will also probably be very handsome.

For those of you currently readying comments exclaiming this to be the stupidest idea ever, I would point you to the part in The Wrap's story where they remind us that there is also a Hot Wheels movie currently in development. So just weigh that information before chiming in.

#1 Posted by doejonathan (170 posts) -

Gran Torino, but the confusion remains.

#2 Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -

@doejonathan: Yeah, I'm a dumb-dumb. CUT ALL THAT NONSENSE.

#3 Posted by John1912 (1969 posts) -

Ugh, I kinda hate the world today.....

#4 Posted by IronScimitar (503 posts) -

If this was a documentary-style of film, I think it'd be okay.

#5 Posted by CaLe (4052 posts) -

I hope he is very handsome indeed. I'm talking Tom Cruise level of handsome. Have you seen this?

#6 Posted by AlKusanagi (992 posts) -

Feh. I'm waiting for the Fortza movie. The first 80% of it would be about putting together sweet custom paint jobs of anime characters, dongs, or anime characters with dongs.

#7 Posted by EXCellR8 (98 posts) -

Ugh, better not have a rags-to-riches plot line... how do you apply a story to a driving sim?

#8 Posted by 12_Oz_Mouse (49 posts) -

Moon Over The Castle better be somewhere in the soundtrack if there is any chance of me seeing it. Seriously that song is amazing.

#10 Edited by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Clearly, the in depth, honest and heartbreaking documentary about the craziness in the studio behind these games is about to be released to theatres.

#11 Posted by Bill_Rizer (120 posts) -

But will there be car damage?

#12 Edited by Phoenix87 (486 posts) -

Its secretly going to be Fast and Furious 7.

#13 Posted by Miyuki (177 posts) -

I'm hoping this is secretly just a remake of Herbie Goes Bananas.

Otherwise... meh. I can't say I've ever like a single of the car francise movies.

#14 Posted by Nezza (377 posts) -

I look forward to the myriad of driving test scenes.

#15 Posted by csl316 (9434 posts) -

I imagine it'll be like the Driveclub presentation. Just people and their hot relationships with cars.

#16 Posted by Veektarius (5015 posts) -

I can't think of a game with less personality to carry over to the silver screen.

#17 Posted by WMoyer83 (645 posts) -

@doejonathan: An old racist Clint Eastwood infiltrated a racing club to harass Asian young adults.

#18 Edited by heatDrive88 (2403 posts) -

What? Uh, okay.

#19 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -

Gary is gonna make love to the car at four in the morning, the night before the B-License test! :O

#20 Posted by pixelatedsoul (33 posts) -

If this movie does not have cars slamming into each other to stay on the course, with zero damage as a result I will view it as a complete failure.

#21 Edited by Winsord (1301 posts) -

If this comes to fruition, it might be the thing that gets me to see a movie in theaters for the first time in like half a decade. How could I not?!

#22 Posted by BaconGames (3574 posts) -

I think Alex makes a good point. This could probably be anything and why it was optioned in the first place. Eh here's a name people recognize with cars, go make a movie.

It's a shame projects like this aren't given to people who would never make a movie about cars to make a movie about cars.

#23 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

I think a Hot Wheels movie is a better idea than a Gran Turismo one. :D

#24 Posted by theodacourt (546 posts) -

I wanted to point out that Alex presumes it will be a Male lead, but I ended up writing I'd like to see a Woman protagonist...and now I can't tell which one sounds more sexist... :-(. This is hard. (not my junk).

#25 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -

I think a Hot Wheels movie is a better idea than a Gran Turismo one. :D

I think they're doing that now, actually..

#26 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11393 posts) -

Who pays $14 to go see a movie?

Five dollar matinees are where it's at!

#27 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

That sounds really dumb, why not pick InFamous? that could be a pretty good movie if done right and it could stand apart from other superhero movies given the fact that Cole isn't really a superhero he's just a guy with superpowers and he doesn't wear a costume either. I think that would make him more relatable if you give him a little bit of personality.

#28 Posted by ArmedBear (225 posts) -

Oh awesome I have been waiting a loooong time for a Cannonball Run remake.

#29 Posted by Lovecraft_Bro (26 posts) -

I wish it had to do even less with cars than Gran Torino. Would totally go see it then.

#31 Posted by believer258 (12185 posts) -

@herbiebug said:

I think a Hot Wheels movie is a better idea than a Gran Turismo one. :D

I think they're doing that now, actually..

Hot Wheels Turbo Racing: The Movie. And the main fucking car had better be Twin Mill II.

Oh God. Nostalgia attack. And I know exactly where the disc is too.

#32 Posted by Zaxex (594 posts) -

50 Shades of Grey was made into a film?

#33 Posted by NickLott (793 posts) -

They should film the move for three years, then release a thirty minute preview, then film for another couple of years before releasing the full version of the film.

#34 Posted by ddensel (388 posts) -

A gritty The Social Network-style dramatic film on the development of Gran Turismo 5.

#35 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4610 posts) -

At some point the movie industry is just going to completely implode and it is going to be amazing.

#36 Posted by Zoeytrope (90 posts) -

I am exactly as excited about the Gran Turismo movie as I am for the Hot Wheels movie.

I leave the rest as an exercise for the reader.

#37 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -
#38 Edited by spilledmilkfactory (1899 posts) -

I actually think this could be kind of okay if they stuck to authentic racing, didn't make it all action-y under pressure to compete with Need for Speed/Fast 7, and added in some solid personal drama to underscore the races.

...Am I weird?

#39 Edited by KloakinDevice (38 posts) -

I'm really not sure how to feel about this.. if the Gran Turismo team have pushed for this then surely it won't be that bad? Famous last words there.. but yeah.. I'm interested to see what comes of this.

#40 Posted by Brake (1126 posts) -

It's just gonna be 2 hours of car porn. No story required.

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