Shunal DokeJul 26, 2013 16:49:44 IST
Sony has made it official: there is indeed a movie based on the PlayStation-exclusive racing series Gran Turismo. The company confirmed the fact to Joystiq, but refused to divulge further details. According to an earlier report, the adaptation will be helmed by Producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti of Fifty Shades of Grey fame.
The Gran Turismo series has been massively successful for Sony, and some would even go as far as calling it a console-seller, since many people got their hands on the PlayStation 3 just to play Gran Turismo 5. The series has always had great attention to detail with its large line-up of licensed cars and race tracks. It has also been a hardcore simulation game, punishing players for even the tiniest mistakes.
Oh look. ANOTHER movie about cars and racing.
How Sony plans to adapt Gran Turismo into a movie is the confusing part. The games have never had any focus on the narrative, instead simply opting to throw players into races.
Another game series making its way to the big screen is the Need for Speed franchise. We had learned last year that DreamWorks Studio had been working on a movie adaptation for NFS. The movie is slated for a February 2014 release and will be written by George Gatnis, produced by John Gatnis (Red Steel) and directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor).
The latest game in the Gran Turismo series—Gran Turismo 6—is making its way to the PlayStation 3 later this year. The last we heard about the game, Sony had confirmed that UK's Silverstone Circuit will be one of the new racing tracks in the game.
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