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Gran Turismo movie given green light

A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson has confirmed to Joystiq that a Gran Turismo feature film is "being made". While the Sony rep wouldn’t provide any further comment, the confirmation came in response to an article posted earlier this week by Hollywood blog The Wrap, which claimed that The Social Network and Fifty Shades of Grey co-producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti are attached to the project.

Gran Turismo is Sony's best-selling PlayStation franchise to date with unit sales of 70 million. The original Gran Turismo launched in Japan in December 1997 and Gran Turismo 6 is set for release this holiday on PS3. Series creator and Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has also said that a PS4 version may be on the cards.

DreamWorks is currently making a big-screen adaptation of EA racing franchise Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame, while Sony and Insomniac announced a Ratchet & Clank film in April.

11 comments

  • KA87 - July 28, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    It would just be easier to tell people that the last Fast & Furious was the movie instead.
  • tehtimeisnow - July 27, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    grand turiesimo is piontless cuz u can get way so much more raceing games on ipohne and there free or olnly cost a doller
  • FoxdenRacing - July 26, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Part of me really hopes they're doing this licensing deal just to get the name...or to keep themselves from getting sued [kind of like how Real Steel had the rights to Rock'em Sock'em Robots; they didn't want to get sued over robots in a boxing ring] Gran Turismo would be a great name for a movie. A movie about the game Gran Turismo, I have no idea how it's going to work.
  • BladedFalcon - July 26, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    I don't see how it can, see post below.
  • brickman409 - July 26, 2013 10:27 p.m.

    I feel like if they released a movie called Gran Turismo, too many people would confuse it with the movie Gran Torino. There would be alot of people complaining about the lack of Clint Eastwood if they saw Gran Turismo the movie.
  • dvs182 - July 26, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    10 bucks says they star Ryan Gosling as lead
  • dvs182 - July 26, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    Can anyone say "Driven (2001)"?
  • Swedish_Chef - July 26, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Let me guess, it'll be a movie about a nice guy, underdog racer who defies the odds, to win the "Gran Turismo World Cup", beating the villain world champion racing car driver and getting the girl love interest character.
  • GenderBender_9000 - July 26, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Either that or it well be a Fast and Furious nock off.
  • TP_Night - July 26, 2013 4:54 p.m.

    or something inbetween

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