‘Gran Turismo’ Movie Revs Up With ‘Tron: Legacy’ Director Joseph Kosinski
A movie based on the hit PlayStation video game Gran Turismo has been in the works for a while now, largely thanks to the success of the Fast and Furious franchise. You may be skeptical about the project, given that underwhelming adaptation of Need for Speed (you’re welcome for the reminder that a Need for Speed movie totally happened), and you still might be a little skeptical when you find out that the director of Tron: Legacy is in talks to direct Gran Turismo.
According to THR, Joseph Kosinski is in talks to adapt long-running video game series Gran Turismo for the big screen. Kosinski previously directed the not-so-great Tron: Legacy, as well as the pretty-much-okay Oblivion starring Tom Cruise.
At the moment, no plot details are available for the Gran Turismo film, but at a convention back in 2013, lead game designer Kazunori Yamauchi said the story would center on a video game player who becomes a legit racer. Back then, Alex Tse had turned in a script for the adaptation, but it looks like Kosinski will be developing a new script once he’s officially on board.
Kosinski’s previous films aren’t the most beloved, but they both have interesting concepts and some great visual moments. The director was previously developing another racing film based on the A.J. Baime book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, which attracted the attention of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt before the project ultimately fell apart.
Clearly Kosinski feels the need for speed—here’s hoping he can deliver.