Gran Turismo Movie Confirmed


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    A movie based on the Gran Turismo video game is in the works. | July 26, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • A movie based on the Gran Turismo driving-simulation game is in development, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed for Edmunds on Thursday.
  • No further details have been revealed yet, but Gran Turismo is Sony's attempt to capitalize on the success of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
  • Fast & Furious 6 has grossed more than $237 million in the U.S. since its Memorial Day release, according to Box Office Mojo.

CULVER CITY, California — A movie based on the Gran Turismo driving-simulation game is in development, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed for Edmunds on Thursday.

Steve Elzer, a spokesman for Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, confirmed the decision to greenlight the Gran Turismo movie.

No further details have been revealed yet, but Gran Turismo is Sony's attempt to capitalize on the success of The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Fast & Furious 6 has grossed more than $237 million in the U.S. since its Memorial Day release, according to Box Office Mojo.

Sony will be competing with DreamWorks Studios' Need for Speed and Legendary Pictures' Hot Wheels with this movie based on the popular video game. The Need for Speed movie is based on the Electronics Arts video game series with the same name, while Hot Wheels is inspired by Mattel's popular line of toys.

Ford has partnered with DreamWorks to integrate several Ford vehicles into Need for Speed. The 2014 Ford Mustang will play a starring role.

The Gran Turismo franchise has sold over 70 million units worldwide. Polyphony Digital developed the games and will be releasing the next game in the series, Gran Turismo 6, for the PlayStation 3 in time for the holidays.

Edmunds says: Great news for fans of Gran Turismo.

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