GRAN TURISMO HEADING FOR THE BIG SCREEN, JOSEPH KOSINSKI TO DIRECT?





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Yes, it seems that yet another computer game is going to be turned into a film. Hot on the heels of last years’s Need For Speed comes Gran Turismo, based on the hugely popular Sony Playstation series of games, especially known for their realistic emulation of the appearance and performance of a large selection of vehicles, nearly all of which are licensed reproductions of real-world automobiles.

The movie spin-off has actually been planned for some time, and though word has got around that the story will involve a video player who later becomes a real-world racer, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that was in a previous script. New rumours are circulating that Joseph Kosinski, writer and director of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, is not only in “early negotiations” to helm the project, which is moving forward under the guidance of Sony’s co-president of production Michael De Luca [who first brought the project to the table], but is also re-writing Alex Tse’s original script for the film. Kosinski has apparently been itching to do a racing car for a while, and actually spent a couple of years developing a film based on the book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, written by A. J. Baime, for Fox. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise were interested, but it didn’t pan out.

Now I don’t have much interest in computer games, but I love a good car racing movie and really enjoyed Need For Speed, so I’m looking forward to more cool cars and great stunts. The only thing I’m a bit apprehensive about is that neither Tron: Legacy nor Oblivion were much good. Meanwhile the next Gran Turismo game is Gran Turismo 7 for PlayStation 4.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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