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Joseph Kosinski, the director of sci-fi movies "Oblivion" and "Tron: Legacy," is in early negotiations to direct "Gran Turismo," Sony's adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game. Plot details are being kept a secret but Kazunori Yamauchi, the lead designer of the "Gran Turismo" series, recently revealed that it would center on a video game player turned racer. "Grad Turismo" has a script by Alex Tse (Watchmen). If Koskinski boards the project, he will work on a new version of the script. »
Joseph Kosinski has, to date, only directed two films: the shiny, bright Tron Legacy and the altogether more grimy Oblivion. The leap in quality from the first to the second was so substantial, however, his third seems like a movie worth waiting for.
But what that third movie will be has proven hard to pin down, with projects coming and going and never quite getting rolling. Now, though, he’s making a deal to direct Sony’s long-gestating movie version of the Gran Turismo video game.
Being a driving simulator, Gran Turismo has only the sketchiest of plots, and one that’s 98% cars going fast, 2% cars slowing down for corners. For a good while the plan was to make this movie about a video gamer who becomes an ace driver, but that was when Alex Tse was writing and things could be entirely different now Kosinski is coming on board »
- Brendon Connelly
First announced back in 2013, a live action movie based off popular video game series Gran Turismo has been stuck in development hell, but it looks like it has found its way to second gear.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is in final negotiations to direct the adaptation which will be developed with Sony and Columbia Pictures. The trade also states that the movie will not be focused solely on driving as per the game, but series lead designer Kazunori Yamauchi has said the film will be about video game player who becomes a racer.
Think The Last Starfighter but with less space.
Gran Turismo first debuted on the PlayStation back in 1997 and has been a flagship title for Sony’s home consoles with Gran Turismo 7 currently in development for the PlayStation 4. Watchman scribe Alex Tse had previously drafted a script for Gran Turismo »
- Luke Owen
Alex Tse penned the original draft, but it is unknown if Kosinski will use it or more likely get a whole new one done. Story details are unknown at this time.
Over 70 million copies of the various games in Polyphony Studios' series have been sold worldwide since the series began in 1997. It marks the highest selling video game franchise under the PlayStation brand.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Joseph Kosinski is in talks to direct the movie adaptation of Gran Turismo.
The gaming series is heading for the big screen under the guidance of Sony's co-president of production Michael De Luca, who first brought the project to the table.
Alex Tse drafted an original version of the script for the movie, but it is yet to be confirmed whether Kosinski will move forward with it should he sign on to direct.
Gran Turismo 6 launched in December 2013 for PlayStation 3. Meanwhile, Gran Turismo 7 is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Watch a trailer for Gran Turismo 6 below: »
It may not have burned up the box office in quite the way that its backers hoped, but the Need For Speed movie still did decent business last year. As such, Sony is advanced its plans for a Gran Turismo movie, which first surfaced back in 2013.
The Gran Turismo film was originally being penned by Alex Tse (who worked on the screenplay for Watchmen). However, it's now being reported that Joseph Kosinski - the director of Tron: Legacy and Oblivion - is set to join the project.
He's in early negotiations for Gran Turismo: The Movie, and if he does indeed sign on the dotted line, then he'll be overseeing a rewrite of the screenplay as well as directing the movie. The current plot sees a videogame player who becomes a racer for real, »
Now this could end being up awesome. Hear me out. Not all car movies are going to turn out the same, but if they have Joe Kosinski at the helm that's pretty much guaranteed. THR's Heat Vision is reporting that Joe Kosinski, director of Tron Legacy and Oblivion, is now in talks for the Gran Turismo movie developing at Sony based on the racing video game. We've reported on it before, a few years ago when it was first picked up and when writer Alex Tse of Watchmen was attached. It has the right team to turn out kind of amazing for a video game movie, here's to hoping they pull it off. Kosinski is also attached to a few other projects. Aside from The Black Hole remake at Disney, director Joe Kosinski (who made that awesome live-action Destiny commercial) is also attached to Trials of White Boy Rick and Go Like Hell, »
- Alex Billington
Joseph Kosinski has entered into early negotiations to direct Gran Turismo for Sony Pictures. The news comes almost a year and a half after the project was first announced back in June 2013, when Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti (Fifty Shades of Grey) signed on to produce. The Hollywood Reporter's sources reveal that Joseph Kosinski is developing a new script with Sony
Alex Tse (Watchmen) wrote an early draft of the Gran Turismo screenplay. Back in 2013, when Alex Tse was writing the script, Kazunori Yamauchi, the lead designer on the Gran Turismo video games, said the movie plot will follow a video game player who turns into a racer. However, since Sony and Joseph Kosinski are working on a new script, it seems unlikely this plot element will be kept in place.
Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon are producing with Michael De Luca, who will remain on as a producer even though he currently holds the co-president of production post at Sony. De Luca originally brought the project to the studio and will oversee it along with Matt Milam.
Plot details are unknown at this time. Alex Tse penned the original draft, but it is unknown if Kosinski will use that draft.
The “Tron: Legacy” helmer has been trying to get his hands on a project that involved racing for some time. At Fox he had been developing “Go Like Hell,” which tells the true story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari to win Le Mans in 1966. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise had been circling “Go Like Hell, »
- Justin Kroll
Currently more known for sci-fi than the screech of tyres, Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is the latest name to be attached to Sony's long-developing Gran Turismo movie. He's in talks to direct and to develop a new screenplay for the rubber-burning car racing project.Last we heard, back in 2013, Gran Turismo had a script by Alex Tse (Watchmen), but that now appears to have been left in the pits while Kosinski rebuilds the film's engine from scratch.Game developers Polyphony Digital have been making Gran Turismo games for over 16 years now, with the latest in the colossal-selling franchise, Gran Turismo 7, currently in development for the PS4. Like Need For Speed (released last year) it's actually a blank slate for filmmakers, since the games are not story based and feature no human characters. Need For Speed took its source's cross-country map as its starting point. The direction in »
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