Gran Turismo “Movie” in Production by Sony Pictures

July 23rd, 2013 by Jordan

Hollywood news site “TheWrap” is reporting some certainly unexpected news: Sony Pictures has started production on an “action movie” based on the Gran Turismo series.

The film will be created by Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, two high-profile producers who have worked on Oscar-nominated films such as “The Social Network”, “Moneyball”, and the upcoming movie adaption of the best-selling book “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

TheWrap notes that Sony is looking to compete with car-related movies from other studios, such as Universal’s “The Fast and the Furious”, DreamWork’s upcoming “Need for Speed”, and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming “Hot Wheels”.

No further details are available, but GTPlanet will keep a close eye on the progress of the film as production moves forward.

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  1. deepsouth

    The movie will follow a gamer who gets through GT academy and earns his first professional podium win while having sub plots of street racing and sex.

  2. H.Keslijinen

    oh boy

  3. How long tll we have people trying to splice in their own scenes with the claim of” Just trying to make ir more realistic”

  4. I knew the Comments here would be good lol..

  5. Tvensky

    this could be greatest car movie ever.. you know why??

    even without saying a word and any story.. with 1000+ cars or even less.. in a movie.. on racing track in full HD watching worlds greatest cars…

    that would be like Top Gear only in bigger scale! :)

    • ScotteDawg

      I was thinking the exact same thing! Keep it English with Jason Statham in the lead roll, Simon Pegg as his off-sider and the Stig as B-Spec Bob!

  6. GreazyTee

    Lol.

  7. nascarfn

    this should be interesting… looking forward to this

    • GreazyTee

      Why doesn’t anyone read. *facepalm*

    • another_jakhole

      Call me Intrigued. GT being produced by those two (awesome) and who knows who else. But at the same time, it worries me that the director and writer(s) could take it in the wrong direction.

    • ScotteDawg

      aj, what exactly would the right direction be then?

    • another_jakhole

      I’m not a writer. Let’s just say, I hope it will be nothing like the Fast/Furious movies and that it actually has substance without the flash to compensate like Fast/Furious does.

    • ScotteDawg

      Fair enough then…

  8. aaron17

    Sex on Wheels!

  9. pay2021

    There will be 2 movies, one standart and one premiun.

  10. So, random car movie with Gran Turismo in the title, eh?

    • TokoTurismo

      Haha. Hope its not like F&F, that movie is so yuck imo.

    • TomBrady

      Fast and Furious movies are great fun as long as Torretto and O’connor are in them. Otherwise yea, they’re garbage

    • ScotteDawg

      Tokyo Drift was the only movie without them in it, though Toretto DID make an appearance in the final scene! I haven’t seen Furious 6 yet, but I think all the movies were ok! They seem to have gotten better as they’ve progressed through the movies…

    • another_jakhole

      ScotteDawg, are you effin joking?

    • ScotteDawg

      aj, I only said they were ok, not good…! They have gotten better but that doesn’t mean they’re good…

  11. Neilson248

    its probably gonna be about GT’s inception, creation, development and GT academy. My guess.

    • Neilson248

      just to clarify, even though it says that, “Sony is looking to compete with car-related movies from other studios, such as Universal’s “The Fast and the Furious”, DreamWork’s upcoming “Need for Speed etc”, I dont believe that they are going to go down the same route as those games. Gran Turismo is not (meant to be) a fictional game. It is trying to be a full-blown simulator (and it will get there soon).

      Notice the producers are have worked on Oscar-nominated films such as “The Social Network”, “Moneyball” etc which are not fictional movies. They are documentary-style movies and anyone who has watched them will probably agree that they are very decent movies, so why should a GT movie be any different. Gran Turismo is so famous now, that it is fitting to have a movie made about it.

      Just chill and be positive guys, shucks!

    • JeremiahTB

      The Social Network and Moneyball are doc-style films. District 9 is a doc-style film. Those are films based on real events, but most situations are made up.

    • JeremiahTB

      *not doc-style

    • another_jakhole

      I know what he means. Neilson, I’m thinking and maybe even hoping that the GT movie will be what you think it could be.

    • Neilson248

      cheers Jakh… I’m not a movie director but you know what I mean

  12. i think its a movie about the GT Academy winners

    • GTHEAD87

      This could well be it. The story of upcoming champions. I wonder who they make die? A need for speed movie? Fast and the furious to me. Hot wheels could be good with the special effects they can produce these days.

  13. Rage9one

    Let yourselves be amazed, don’t post random sht.

  14. Kristus

    i wonder if it has a bunch of 10 year olds with some red bull x1s in it :D

  15. RESHIRAM5

    You rarely see good movies based off games (the Mario Bros. Movie was pure evil (and not in the good way)).

    • JeremiahTB

      The first Resident Evil film.

    • another_jakhole

      That’s because Uwe Boll’s a prick about it.

    • In after inevitable “engine sounds” comments.

    • Why the heck was this comment in response to the SMB movie? I’m never posting using a mobile browser again.

  16. GTP_Remo

    Uh…..WHAT?! HUH? Ummmm NO!

  17. HKS racer

    Storyline:

    A stock Nissan GT-R beating all the other supercars / racecars in the world.
    End of movie.:)

  18. jus1029

    Hopefully, this will feature REAL action like Rush and no bulls**t like F&F!

  19. Madertus

    Sony is looking to compete with car-related movies from other studios, such as Universal’s “The Fast and the Furious”, DreamWork’s upcoming “Need for Speed”, and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming “Hot Wheels”.

    This is easily the most ambitious project ever.

    • GTO_VR4

      Sources please, before you spout off your mouth. No offense.

    • another_jakhole

      Sourcing for what?

    • Madertus

      The article above, anyone…?

    • another_jakhole

      People are confusing lately. I think he needed to see “[quote]/[/quote]”.

    • KiroKai

      Oh the irony… he didn’t read that article but he spouts off his mouth in his own comment.

    • ScotteDawg

      @KiroKai – GTO is like any of a large number of people who comment without reading the article first! He will be on my “ignore” list!!

      @GTO_VR4 – Read please, before you spout off your mouth! We are all offended!!!

  20. KiroKai

    Will there be nothing but dull 5 lap races? Just like GT5, no story line at all?

    Imagine the PEAK OF SUSPENSE OHMAGAWD – random AI car hits the player car!!!!! GIVE IT AN OSCAR NOW

  21. Cosbuster

    Kazunori save us.

  22. Rafael F

    Will there Nissan be in the movie?

  23. This makes no sense.

    • another_jakhole

      Is there no such thing as “imagination” anymore?

    • Madertus

      “Imagination”?

      Go ahead and tell me how do you imagine a SUCCESSFUL Gran Turismo movie.

    • another_jakhole

      There’s no story to a car game called Gran Turismo. “They” will need to use their IMAAAAAGINAAAATION to make something out of a game based on cars into a storyline.

      “…how do you imagine a SUCCESSFUL Gran Turismo movie.”

      You’re quite the wizard.

  24. Kratos_Q8

    will there be standard cars in the movie ?

  25. hennessey86

    :D

  26. dbarrade

    Surely this is all due to a misplaced line break… I bet someone in Hollywood said “Hey let’s make a film about GT
    A” and the movie is really supposed to be about Grand Theft Auto.

    Can’t wait to see the Meme thread…

    • ScotteDawg

      Look up “Grand Theft Auto imdb”. There was a movie made in 1977 with Ron Howard in the lead roll, Marion Ross as the mother of Ron Howard’s girlfriend and even Erin Moran made an uncredited appearance!
      For those of you who don’t know who these actors are, they were all in the US sitcom Happy Days…
      However, you should know Ron Howard – he’s now a big-time Hollywood director!

    • smskeeter23

      Now that actually WOULD be a decent movie…

    • ScotteDawg

      @smskeeter23 – 1977! It was made in 1977! Only a B-grade movie…

      I’ve seen it and was not overly impressed with it, though it was A LOT BETTER than the original “Gone in 60 Seconds” made in 1974! I could only watch about 10 minutes of that!! The re-make with Nicholas Cage was better…

      Which reminds me – wouldn’t be good if a premium “Eleanor” was in GT6!?

  27. Peasantslayer

    Will B-Spec bob be in the movie to break in the cars for the main character?

    • ScotteDawg

      Silent Bob or The Stig to play the part… lol

  28. Deko Wolf-GTPT

    The quicker I forget about this, the less sick I will feel.
    I surely hope this doesn’t go forward…no plot, no characters, what the heck? At least Need for Speed would be a Fast and Furious spin off. But this? This is just…urgh, can’t pull enough will to formulate the necessary words in order to express how I feel.

    • infamousphil

      All PD would have to do is come up with a decent story with…
      1. A decent plot, damsel in distress
      2. Chase and Race scenes, street and race cars featuring GT venues and cars,
      3. Bad guys Turn 10/FM and
      4. Mysterious ending (Porsche coming to GT7) ;)
      It would take a couple of years to produce the film with a dedicated development crew.

  29. Dazza-On-Toast

    I hope the sounds of the cars will be recreated from the game sounds! *waits – shifty eyes*

  30. canieaturchikn

    Will there Porsche be in the movie?

  31. Firehound427

    They should be sponsored by Nissan. Not only would they get cars and funding, but it would really feel like Gran Turismo…

  32. cyberfella

    Can I drive the drift scenes for the movie please? I’ve achieved gold trophies in all seasonal drift events over the last two years and drift online regularly. I’m like a virtual Frederic Aasbo.

  33. fishard517

    this will be interesting. are they basing the movie off the game? or are they using the game for footage in the movie? or are they showing some kind of documentary of people racing with the game?

  34. If they could make an movie about Mark Zuckerberg, why not tell the story of an average driving enthusiast becoming an established and respected associate of motorsports and the automotive industry. A journey he begins by making a game for a console once looked upon as a mere toy.

  35. Bluntified

    I actually like the idea, they can work wonders with this game. Take a bunch of racers and show their rivalry and turmoils of racing. Considering what these producers do, they’re magic with action/drama type films so this game would be a good base, its got both.

    You have to admit, racing isn’t all fun and games, its a tough competitive sport.

  36. carfanatic45

    I would have never thought that i would see the words : Fifty Shades of Grey, on GTPlanet.

  37. its safe to say this movie will be more like deuce bigalow less like vanishing point

    • RaceReady

      Vanishing Point was an awesome movie. The old one(with the 1970 440 Six Pack Challenger) and the newer one(with the 1970 426 Hemi Challenger). I have seen both of the real cars in a Museum in Tennesse. :)

  38. Halcyon925

    If this movie has the characters in a Gran Turismo World, then they’ll complain about having to pay $36,000 for tires, $250 for car Oil, and $400-20,000 for car parts. And they’ll be wondering why they’re still alive after crashing into a wall at 200mph.

    I’d piss my pants if they drove in a X1. They’d die while turning! Lmao

  39. Sum1s2pid

    I’m a fan of GT and all, but this is dumber than my name.

  40. nismo230

    what are you doing PD

  41. 2012GT325

    WTF? The most unexpected news EVER! The only news that would have been MORE unexpected would have been to announce GT7 for PS4 as launch title. Or that they got Porsche and all premium cars in GT6.

  42. Stormtrooper217

    Wow… I personally don’t think that this is a good idea for a movie, even though most of us are diehard GT fans. What’s next, “Air Conditioner – The Movie”?

    • Quigz125

      No the next movie I heard is going to be “Freshly Painted Wall – The Trilogy”. Lol. I’m kidding this would be interesting to see how they could make a movie about GT. probably going to see a lot of very nice cars in this movie. :D

  43. As long as it does not influences the game my reaction would be….meh.

  44. BKGlover

    For the love of all that is, PLEASE let this be a hoax. I dread to think of what Hollywood will do to shatter Need for Speed into pieces, Hot Wheels needs to stick to toys, and the Fast & Furious series has played itself out for me. If this happens, I’m immediately classifying it with Batman & Robin, Super Mario Bros., and Shazaam.

    • Peelster1

      Actually, as a kid, I remember the Hot Wheels 3D animation movies to be quite good.

  45. QuikSlvr223

    And has a huge GT fan, I pretty much have to watch it whether I like it or not. I predict it will be the second option.

    • ScotteDawg

      Going by the standard of work these two have done in the past, I’m thinking it might actually be an “alright sorta” movie!

  46. infamousphil

    What’s your favorite car movie?
    le Mans, Gran Prix, Gumball Rally, The Driver (O’Neal), Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper (Renolds), Death Race 2000, Death Race a couple of? Fast and Furious…

    Anyone else?

    • infamousphil

      Anyone interested in a Team Forza vs Team GT movie or event?

    • infamousphil

      I save all online 1st of 3, 2nd of 6, 3rd of 9 and all full (16 cars) race replays as trophies. Lol, I ain’t that good but have just reached the 100 online win mark. Nice coincidence with the news.

    • AcenSpades

      fave movies ok: smokey and the bandit (the last one killed the whole thing) Bullit, Ronin, Italian Job the original version, all Dirty Harry movies, Taxi (french version way better, U.S. version sucked horribly) Nowi know some of these may no be car based but they had some of the best car chasing scenes that are worth watching. oh yeah, 007 too.

    • Quigz125

      By far my favorite is any James Bond film. Especially those that feature the Aston Martin DB5. My mouth drools over that car and I really hope it’s in GT6. Gadgets optional but the car should be mandatory.

    • My favourite car movie? Initial D & Wagan Midnight. :3

  47. MadmuppGT

    I can see it being a hollywood style story telling the story of an academy winner going on to win the 24 hour Le Mans race… Or maybe we can expect something with the excitement of what we saw in the Rush trailer that focuses on the passion of racing.

    Or as many have said maybe a documentary in the mold of Love the Beast or Truth in 24

    If you havent seen either of those documentaries then please do, because if you didnt get the itch to play Gran Turismo before you see them you will when theyve finished

  48. infamousphil

    Wow, 70 comments already!? The haters are in full force too.

    I love car movies… even the bad ones. If done right it won’t have those hyper clip scenes of 2 second flashes of steering wheel input and a suject car flashing by the screen shot.

    Great car movies like Gran Prix and le Mans have good character development and their cars properly rivaled.

    With what PD does with their intro movies, it could be a most beautiful film featuring vehicles most recognized by cars nuts like myself. I would love to be part of the production team on this project. Really looking forward to seeing what they do with it.

    • KilzoneStrife

      As long as it doesnt star Sylvester Stallone and resemble Driven XD

  49. KilzoneStrife

    I hate the idea, but I want more exposure for my Gran-Turismo. I want it to break 20million sales on PS4.

  50. RACECAR

    You have got to be kidding me. Just when I thought the Need For Speed Movie was BS, this comes along (as well as a Hot Wheels Movie). Hollywood is just hellbent on destroying everything.

    • magsolid

      Hollywood can’t destroy anything. People would just ignore their movies.

  51. Quakebass

    Uhh… You missed April 1st by a good 3 and a half months, buddy…

    But in all seriousness, how do you make a movie based on a game without a plot line…? GT doesn’t really HAVE one… Unless their doing something like a documentary (real or fake) of a GT Academy driver…

    And isn’t Fifty Shades of Grey basically a porn novel for women…?

    I’m actually a little interested in the HotWheels movie… There was an old series (Acceleracers) that had a compelling story but was discontinued, and replaced by a more childish cartoon. It’d be nice to see the story continued, for my childhood’s sake…

    • QuikSlvr223

      Hate to admit it, but that AcceleRacers stuff was good.

    • ScotteDawg

      That G.I. Joe plot was pulled out of nowhere and 2 movies were made from it! They were NOT good movies by any stretch of the imagination, but they didn’t destroy the idea behind the original G.I. Joe! Give these guys a chance and let’s see what they come up with before we ‘poo poo’ the idea…

    • Quakebass

      Yeah, QuikSlvr223, that and World Race/Highway 35 were the entirety of my childhood. This new BattleForce 5 stuff is just weird… And for some reason they took Vert from the original series and put him in…

    • Bluntified

      Plot line……rivalry, drama etc. Sure there’s no story but you could easily make one.

  52. It’s a Hollywood news site…do you really believe this? LoL

  53. magsolid

    The movie is gonna be about one young GT gamer dude, who race real car in hope to get around a bunch of race tracks, while getting chased by an anti gaming group which consist of angry parents, videogame haters, and virtual to reality disbeliever.

  54. Is it a documentary type of movie?

    • That would be cool. Something along the same line as “On Any Sunday.” Fantastic motorcycle movie that doesn’t need a BS plot of any kind. They could do the same with auto racing.

  55. hobanator24

    Did anyone think it could an action movie powered by GT6? Or perhaps an action movie about a novice car enthusiast who tries to enter the world of motorsport & is challenged by all the greats of each category such as Jimmie Johnson, Helio Castroneves Sebastian Loeb, & Sebastian Vettel, leading up to challenge The Grand Master Kaz? I’m hoping for option 2.

  56. hardvibes

    Well Kaz said that GT5 looks better than real life.
    Expect standard cars and 2d trees.
    And vacuum cleaners sounds.

    P.S. “and the upcoming movie adaption of the best-selling book “Fifty Shades of Grey”.”

    We’re doomed.

  57. MustangCobra95

    I saw this and immediately thought, “WTF?!” Definitely didn’t see this coming.

  58. Redlamborghini

    Lol, didn’t see that coming!

  59. lolwut? This is even worse than the supposed Sims movie.

  60. DCybertron

    Why an action movie? Why not something like GT Academy? Gran Turismo’s never been about the action stuff. (Though an epic chase scene around the Nurb with a Michael-Bay-amount of explosions would be entertaining.

  61. DriftinAssassin

    After reading most of these comments, I’ve got an idea. Maybe it’ll be a movie about GT Academy? Like maybe next year’s final event wont be episodes on TV but rather a movie on the big screen? If it isn’t that I don’t understand how it will be an action movie. There isn’t any action at all in any of the GT games unless you’re in a tight spot and make an epic move to win the race at the last moment. Atleast we get an Uncharted movie with a Gran Turismo movie, and on a side note a Need For Speed movie.

  62. It will be delayed.

  63. A_Higher_Place

    Wonder what the budget will be…

  64. research

    This makes less sense than most of the crap coming out of hollywood these days, and that is really saying something. I can’t imagine this being good for motion pictures, motorsport, or Polyphony Digital. Nothing AT ALL during my 15 years of playing this sterile racing simulator tells me that this would make for a good action film. Nothing.

    I know the laws of the universe require me to radiate good vibes towards this project in hopes that it will somehow help the franchise, but damn. I’m not seein it. Another movie studio, OUT OF IDEAS. Do we really have to sit here and go over the long list of game franchises that actually had the substance to be a good film, and still turned out to be trash once these doucheblasters got ahold of it?

    I was happy to hear Kaz mention the now-infamous “human drama” line, but not if it comes with the mark of the mind-melting, population-entraining, bohemian-groving, spell-casting sorcerers of Hollywood.

    • I highly doubt PD has anything to do with the movie. This is being put together by Sony, and will likely be worked on by Sony Pictures Imageworks.

    • research

      yes, I agree with you on that. The ending result, though, does not look good for our favorite Sim-racing studio. Chances of this thing being a full-blown mockery are high.

  65. Today the producers confirmed that Porsche will not be in the movie.

  66. GTwarrior

    Will be fully completed?? Or delay just before release. Will Jeff Gordan be in it??

  67. At least…. At least use the “green hell” as the track. But still, out of those game with stories and characters (uncharted, twisted metal etc) they pick this ?? What is wrong with them ?. Next thing you know, they’re gonna make a Playstation movie.

  68. GT5 Level 41

    I want Woody Allen to play Kaz.

  69. Mister Slow

    2 hour movie will not do any justice for Gran Turismo, but will rather tarnish the series.

  70. wut

  71. Well, I hope the sounds in this movie don’t sound like vacuum cleaners.

  72. DonkeyDoctor

    Hopefully it will have a B-Spec option, where you dont actually have to watch the movie.

  73. Action movie ? What the hell man ?? Curse you Hollywood !!!

  74. Castrol96

    I would like to see the original gran turismo courses like Special Stage route’s and the others in action. Even though it might be a Gran turismo movie, i hope they don’t choose any cheese protagonists, Gran Turismo is a big tittle, i got a large feeling they could easily mess this up. For sure we will see tons of GT-R’s basically nissan’s and what if the whole movie just based in silverstone?

  75. Dekropttiv

    lolwut

  76. UrieHusky

    Please don’t…

  77. Froudeybrand

    So it’s going to be a movie full of nissans and sony product placement hahaha. But seriously if they do this I think the plot should be about an average hard luck joe that starts to race in small crappy events and then finally getting a career in something lol

  78. I don’t care as long as Gilbert Gottfried has a speaking part.

  79. Really, I hope they don’t follow the wave like the GT community has.

  80. SubaruWRC555

    Just as we all go to sit down to watch it, a disconnected from server message will appear;) lol

  81. ideachain

    I wish they put a Nissan 370Z Nismo in it

  82. Can’t wait to see the selection of paint chips that will be featured in the movie! ;D

  83. It should be a horror movie based on the music from the Honda dealership in Gran Turismo 1. I’m sure a lot of you know what I’m talking about.

    • devicemangler

      YES! You are absolutely right. Now I need to go pop that disc in one more time just to hear that track. What memories!

  84. rakoonz13

    Jenkins better be in it.

    • ScotteDawg

      I’m thinking Jason Statham, Dominic Purcell, Stana Katic, Damian Lewis and Robert de Niro as the main cast with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tom Cruise, Nichole Kidman, Ryan Gosling and Sung Kang as supporting.

  85. omgitsbees

    For any CGI cars, will they be premium models?

  86. mokalovesoulmat

    Well…Nissan, Nissan everywhere lol

  87. its gonna be based off GT Academy or something

  88. Castrol96

    A movie!. what the hell, whats going to happen in it, and if they make it they better not mess it up.

  89. BLUNTFACE

    Is there going to be standard cars in the movie? ; D

  90. mastretta_mx

    lol what? well I didn’t see this coming, would be about the life of generic bob?

  91. sumbrownkid

    The Nissan GTR is starring as Godzilla.

    • Jahgee1124

      Legendary already scooped up the rights to that :lol:

    • Quakebass

      Dude, this is GT we’re talking about. The GT-R will be the hero.

      EA will be Godzilla, and the GT-R will defeat it, becoming friends with a Porsche.

  92. doodlemonoply

    It will probably be delayed a few years.

  93. XD So it’s actually true!! I saw the link at the forum, but I still can’t put my mind into it.

  94. FloridaFanGT

    It’ll probably be delayed a couple of times. :p

    • If there’s a Veyron in the movie, I hope they completely crush the blacks of the interior shots in post production

  95. Summary:

    You are the favorite, but you start from the back of the grid! You must find your way to the front (in only 3 laps, sorry) and dodge your way passed the AI that sticks to the racing line like glue (but unexpectedly brakes 50m too early). If you succeed……..you have to do it again, and then again, and only then, will be be deemed worthy to be the owner of a shiny new……Honda del Sol from 1992…..

    • You have a minor setback when you drive into a barrier at 200km/h, but fortunately you survive unharmed to be able to spend some remaining credits on a car wash

    • And the only damage suffered is a minor scrape to your right fender.

    • research

      ok that was pretty good

    • Dekropttiv

      Done.

    • ScotteDawg

      You forgot – “You can only drive a Nissan Skyline with comfort medium tyres…”

  96. sgohsixthree

    50 Shades of Grey Paint Chips

  97. Windfire1010

    That’s weird!

  98. Well, that certainly was unexpected.

  99. what a load of bollocks!

  100. TheeFrogmanlego

    =D why not make a motor storm movie that follows the brutal off road drama of the deadly races.. hm?!?!?!?!??!?!

    • hobanator24

      That’s a movie I would pay good money to see!

    • ScotteDawg

      Actually, I was surprised that a movie called “Pacific Rim” came out and was NOT about Motor Storm!


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