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?