With the success of the Fast & Furious series, it’s no wonder that movies based on racing-game franchises like Need for Speed are in the works. The latest word is that Sony’s immensely popular Gran Turismo series will be getting the movie treatment too. According to The Wrap, a Gran Turismo movie will be produced by Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti.
A Need for Speed movie makes sense to me. Several games in the series featured a narrative element. Gran Turismo…not so much. Of course the advantage is that a movie based on Gran Turismo is working with a clean slate, while the Need for Speed movie will be compared (fairly and unfairly) to the stories in the games. Still…a Gran Turismo movie?!? That makes as much sense as Hot Wheels: The Movie. Oh wait, that’s happening too. *sigh*
What do you think of Gran Turismo: The Movie? Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Do you have any interest in seeing it? Or are you going to wait for director and actor information? Share your Gran thoughts in the comments section (please!).