Video game franchises turned into Hollywood blockbuster movies have certainly come a long way since the days of Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon, yet each new adaptation still gives us pause as moviegoers. Even so, we're prepared to momentarily suspend our cynicism upon learning that Sony is readying a Gran Turismo big-screen treatment, following on the heels of Dreamworks' Need For Speed movie plans.

According to The Wrap, the movie is said to be proceeding under the direction of Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, producers of Fifty Shades of Grey and The Social Network, with Sony executives Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Hanna Minghella keeping a close eye on the project.

While not originating from a video game series, The Wrap notes that the Fast and The Furious series has become Universal Pictures' most bankable franchise, triggering a run on car-related movies as of late. Other auto films set to hit the theaters soon include Ron Howard's Rush and Snake and Mongoose, both based on historic motorsports battles.

No word yet on when the movie may see theaters, but it's likely that fans of the franchise will doubtlessly have their copies of Gran Turismo 6 (shown above) before the film's opening night.



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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very curious to see what kind of movie spawns from a video game with no story or plot elements.
        Temple
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        May actually be decent since it doesn't need to adhere to any silly video game characters or plot. Basically make a script like any other big budget film and inject as much car porn as possible.
        ROLO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        why cause u know the game is boring?
        truewhiteboy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        That was my thought on it as well.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
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      TangoR34
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one sensing a horrible pun with 50 shades....?
        Brodz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TangoR34
        Wet Track?
          Drakkon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Brodz
          Sometimes the race starts out dry but is soaked by the end. One needs to be a talented driver to keep it on the track in those conditons.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TangoR34
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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe they will call the movie: 50 Trim levels and model years of the Nissan Skyline
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      CBJMNWLD
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was the movie NOBODY asked for. Pray its delayed like the games are. Maybe my grand Kids will see it about the time GT7 rolls out
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      Mxpress
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, if the movie is going to be as boring as the game… Rather watch transformers 4… No, wait…
      foxtrot685
      • 1 Year Ago
      YAY! We get to see every version of every Civic, Supra, and Skyline on the big screen... all 600 of them. CANT WAIT!!! *Jumps for joy*
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      the game is so boring. the car sounds and the boriness ... dont need 50 shades of gt
      mazeroni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Depends. Do these new car-related movies feature drivers who out accelerate another car by simply up-shifting? Gripping the wheel at 11 and 1 starring out the window with a scowl. Jumping out of a car, flying 50 feet, and catching a hot-babe midair? I can go on YouTube and watch all manner of track and autocross videos - kind of boring. Gumball 3000 was a thing back when it wasn't regulated and people filmed themselves pulling some amazing driving feats - really amazing but an insurance liability. Go search 'Ant and Pete Gumball 3000' and watch what they do with a diesel 3-series. To make a car related movie you have to bastardize the culture for it to be interesting. So all-in-all I am not all too excited.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Double dragon! Oh GAWD I did not need to think about those words this morning.
      Kiiks
      • 1 Year Ago
      from gtp: "Gone in 60 Skylines"
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