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Gran Turismo movie based on true story of player turned racer

The Gran Turismo movie is about a kid who played so much Gran Turismo he became a professional race car driver. It's based off the real-life story of Spanish racer Lucas Ordonez, Destructoid reports.

Kazunori Yamauchi, head of Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital, explained the premise at Gamescom; he envisions the film beginning with a mother worried over her game-obsessed kid and ending with a young champion.

Ordonez won the first GT Academy Europe in 2008, a competition to find the best Gran Turismo players and train them into real-life racers. Yamauchi, himself a professional driver, has since competed alongside Ordonez.

That sounds a lot cooler than the Fast & Furious rip-off we were expecting. What do you think?

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3 comments

  • FoxdenRacing - August 23, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Any news on who the production company is? That could be a cool movie, as long as they don't shoehorn it into the "You can do it, you just have to believe in yourself!" feel-good BS formula.
  • CUFCfan616 - August 23, 2013 1:26 a.m.

    will the first half of the film be a guy in front of a screen playing Trial Mountain over and over in search of the perfect lap?
  • Satchurated - August 22, 2013 6:43 p.m.

    That actually doesn't sound too bad. I'll wait for some reviews first, though.

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