Gran Turismo movie/TV series in the works at Sony, Neill Blomkamp in talks to direct: report
Gran Turismo would be adapted into a movie or TV series by Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions. This project is currently reportedly in a very early stage of development, and the plot for the adaptation is currently under wraps. The studios are hoping that director Neill Blomkamp will helm this project. Blomkamp burst onto the scene with the 2009 sci-fi action film District 9, before directing Elysium, a dystopian sci-fi film directed by Matt Damon in 2013, and the 2015 dystopian sci-fi film Chappie. .
Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions recently collaborated on the Uncharted movie adaptation which grossed over $400 million (about Rs. 3,106 crore). Now, Deadline reports that the studios hope to repeat that financial success with a feature film based on the Gran Turismo games. However, there have been conflicting reports about the nature of this adaptation. A report from IGN claims that Sony is developing a Gran Turismo TV series instead of a movie. Would it be both?
Either way, this franchise seems like an unlikely choice because the Gran Turismo games don’t feature any plot. These games are loved for their highly detailed graphics and precise driving physics. Created by Polyphony and Kazunori Yamauchi in 1997, the Gran Turismo series is said to have sold over 85 million copies in total. The latest addition to the series, Gran Turismo 7, was released in March for PS4 and PS5.
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Sony seems to be betting on video game adaptations. According to a report from Variety, a Horizon Zero Dawn series is heading to Netflix. He also mentions that Amazon Prime Video landed a God of War series, which has been reported in the past.
There’s also a highly anticipated The Last of Us series coming to HBO, which stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, respectively. A Twisted Metal series starring Anthony Mackie and Stephanie Beatriz will soon debut on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service in the United States. Additionally, a film based on Ghost of Tsushima is being directed by Chad Stahelski, who is renowned for the John Wick franchise.