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Sony and PlayStation Production Turning ‘Gran Turismo’ Into Movie; Neill Blomkamp Sought To Direct

After Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions had a successful run at the box office for “Uncharted” which grossed more than $400 million in global box office earlier this year, now they teamed up again to get behind the wheel for a movie adaptation of the iconic driving game Gran Turismo.

Currently, Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions had three screen adaptations on the way, a Netflix “Horizon: Zero Dawn” series, an Amazon “God of War” series, and this “Gran Turismo” project that currently didn’t have a home yet. 

Initially, it was assumed that “Gran Turismo” was another series, but now it has been confirmed by Deadline that no such series is planned, so it will very likely get the film treatment. The project is in very early development, and Neil Blomkamp is being eyed to direct. The plot of the film project is being kept under wraps.

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Gran Turisomo was created by Polyphony and Kazunori Yamauchi in 1997, the series has sold more than 85 million copies around the world and has been hailed for most authentic driving simulator in its class for its focus on precise graphics, and it’s driving physics and attention to detail. With most recent edition, Gran Turismo 7, was hitting shelves back in March for PS 4 and PS 5.

Sony Pictures TV and PlayStation are also developing the TV series, “The Last of Us” for HBO, with Craig Mazin attached to write and executive produce,  and “Twisted Metal” at Peacock with Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Haden Church and Neve Campbell, which is based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Blomkamp’s filmmaking credits include the features “District 9,” “Elysium ,” and “Chappie” and most recently “Demonic.” 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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