After news broke early yesterday that Sony was in the process of creating a Gran Turismo movie, Sony was later able to confirm the project's existence. Rumored details include the involvement of 50 Shades of Grey co-producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti. That's it. The movie is likely in its infancy, so we wouldn't expect any casting or director details for some time -- there probably isn't even a script yet.
Not like racing movies need a script anymore. Just put Vin Diesel in a muscle car and blow some stuff up as he drives from one side of the country to the other. Instant success! Seriously though, it's no joke that Sony's decision to make a Gran Turismo movie is a result of the Fast & Furious franchise's surprising success. For instance, Dreamworks is hard at work on a Need for Speed movie starring Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad.
It's rather crazy to think that we may start seeing iterations of racing movies based off of iterations of racing games. I'm not sure whether that's movies mirroring the gaming industry or vice versa.
Just what should we expect from a Gran Turismo movie? Would it take on a classic heist style like most other modern racing movies, or would it stick to its roots and be all about serious racing? While I bet Gran Turismo faithful would definitely prefer the hardcore racing side, the hiest movie is hugely profitable. Is this even a good idea?