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Plans for a movie adaptation of the popular Sony video game Gran Turismo moved closer to production with Watchmen writer Alex Tse signing on to write the adapted screenplay. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tse joined producers Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti for the planned adaptation of the PlayStation racing game into a feature-length action movie. In addition to Watchmen, Tse also worked on the long-simmering The Crow remake, an adaptation of the Japanese anime Ninja Scroll, a remake of the 1986 fantasy adventure Highlander and an adaptation of the graphic novel Battling Boy. Tse’s Gran Turismo script assignment followed in the footsteps of another racing game-inspired action movie, Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul. »
(Cbr) "Need For Speed" might have pulled ahead of the pack of movies based on racing games, but it’s not the only one on the track. Sony, which is developing "Gran Turismo," has made a move on a screenwriter: According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s "Watchmen" and "Battling Boy" scribe Alex Tse. Sony announced the project back in July, but no story or casting details have been announced just yet. The Playstation racing franchise has earned somewhere between $60 million and $70 million, with more expected when "Gran Turismo 6" hits stores on Dec. 6. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Watchmen scribe Alex Tse has signed onto write the Sony video game adaptation Gran Turismo for Columbia Pictures. Tse is currently attached to write the remake of Highlander and this year penned the script for Battling Boy, a Paramount and Plan B adaptation of the Paul Pope graphic novel.
Gran Turismo looks to join the long-running and incredibly successful high octane racing action genre, with the Fast & Furious franchise gearing up for its seventh addition next year and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul appearing in the adaptation of the incredibly successful Need For Speed.
Are you excited for the Gran Turismo movie, or will it just be the latest in a string of disappointing video game adaptations? Let us know in the comments below »
- Gary Collinson
Over the summer, we learned that Columbia Pictures was going after their own fast-paced racing franchise to compete with the likes of Fast & Furious and the forthcoming Need for Speed by turning the video game Gran Turismo into a movie. The Social Network producing team of Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, fresh off the Oscar hopeful Captain Phillips, are behind the film, and now the project as an intriguing writer. THR reports Alex Tse, the man who brought the seemingly unadaptable graphic novel Watchmen to the big screen, will be writing the film, but plot details are currently being kept under wraps. Gran Turismo joins Hot Wheels (set up at Universal) as a developing car franchise based on existing intellectual property, clearly hoping that the action genre and a recognizable name will get butts in the seats. The video game is known for being a realistic racing »
- Ethan Anderton
With Need For Speed coming out soon, and a Hot Wheels movie, and Fast and Furious 7 in production, it was only a matter of time before Gran Turismo started making its way to the big screen. I've enjoyed playing Gran Turismo over the years, and it will be interesting to see what kind of story then come up with.
As of right now there is no information on what Tse’s take on a potential plot will be. We do know that it will revolve around some very slick-looking fast cars racing each other though.
- Joey Paur
There hasn't been much news on The Crow remake since Luke Evans signed on to play Eric Draven back in May. Today, we have word that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is the top choice for a character named James.
No details were given about the role, and, since there isn't a character named James in both the original James O'Barr comic book and the original 1994 adaptation The Crow, it seems likely that this is a brand new role crafted specifically for the reboot.
F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing from a screenplay by Cliff Dorfman, based on an earlier draft by Alex Tse and Jesse Wigutow. The story follows rock star Eric Draven, who was killed alongside his fiancee. He comes back from the grave to avenge his own death.
The director revealed at Comic-Con 2013 that they were aiming to start production preparations in October, but it isn't »
After Universal Pictures was able to turn "Fast and Furious" into a billion dollar franchise, other studios took notice. DreamWorks immediately got to work on a "Need for Speed" movie, which is based on a popular video game. And now comes word that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a "Gran Turismo" movie, based on another popular racing video game. Sony just hired "Watchmen" writer Alex Tse to put together a script and is hoping to begin casting soon. Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, who teamed for "Captain Phillips," are production. "Gran Turismo" is one of the biggest franchises on the PlayStation console, with sales in the $60 million to $70 million range. But since there are no specific storylines, Tse will have to come up with an original story that captures the feel of the game. »
THR reports that Tse has been hired by Sony to pen the script for the movie adaptation of their hugely popular video game franchise, Gran Turismo, which has been in development for a few years now.
He’s also penned the script for Paramount and Bad Robot’s upcoming Battling Boy, the adaptation of Paul Pope’s graphic novel, released last month, and is now set to work on a rewrite for Summit’s Highlander remake. »
- Kenji Lloyd
News Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 07:18
The Gran Turismo movie gets some help from a Watchmen screenwriter...
Sony is moving ahead with its plans to being one of its very biggest videogaming franchises to the big screen. The series in question is Gran Turismo, which will follow Need For Speed to cinemas (that's due out in March). And with producers Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti on board, the project is clearly an active one for the studio.
So much so that it's hired a new writer to come and board and put the script together. That writer is Alex Tse, who worked on the Watchmen movie. He's also done some work on the cinematic reboots of The Crow and Highlander, too.
There's no info as of yet as to what direction the film will take, and who's in line to direct it. But as we discover more, »
If you missed the announcement back in the summer, Sony have been feeling a fast and furious need for speed recently, putting a movie version of their flagship Gran Turismo game franchise into development. While little (nothing) is yet known about the direction in which the film's hot wheels will be spinning, it does now have a screenwriter in current Hollywood wonderboy Alex Tse. Tse has made himself a sought-after name despite the fact that few of his screenplays have been made so far. Zack Snyder's Watchmen (including its animated companion piece Tales Of The Black Freighter) is his only palpable hit to date, but he's since worked on the upcoming Crow and Highlander remakes; adaptations of the anime Ninja Scroll, the graphic novel Battling Boy, Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man and the children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth; and Gangland, an action thriller for Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis »
With the Need for Speed video game franchise recently releasing its twentieth installment, one would have to be naïve to think DreamWorks is going to put the brakes on their adaptation after just one movie. But that doesn.t mean there isn.t more than enough room on the cinematic highway for another fast car flick based on a video game. Columbia Pictures has signed Watchmen co-writer Alex Tse to script an adaptation of Sony Computer Entertainment.s long-running Gran Turismo series, with the Captain Phillips team of Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti set to produce. Wait, wait, wait. These guys do realize the draw behind Gran Turismo is the realism, insane customization abilities and top-notch graphics, right? If Hollywood wants to show that off, all they have to do is make a movie about racing... which happens all the time! This is like someone adapting »
Details of Tse’s take on a potential plot and story are being kept under wraps.
Gran Turismo is a racing game and since the franchise’s debut in December 1997, over 70 million units have been sold worldwide for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable, making it the highest selling video game franchise under the PlayStation brand.
The project is Columbia’s own fast car project, as it seems this is strictly required for each studio to have one. Universal has its billion-dollar franchise with Fast & Furious, and Legendary is developing a movie based on the Hot Wheels toy line. DreamWorks, meanwhile, will release the Need for Speed racing movie.
- Kellvin Chavez
The Gran Turismo movie now has a screenwriter. Sony has been developing a feature film adaptation of the video game franchise for a couple of years, but it now looks like things are heating up. Producer Dana Brunetti told us recently that the studio is high on the property at the moment, and Heat Vision indeed reports that Watchmen writer Alex Tse has been tapped to pen the Gran Turismo script. Though plot details have been kept under wraps, Brunetti told us the film will be based on the real-life Gt Academy, which has been turning Gran Turismo enthusiasts into actual race car drivers through a series of competitions: “The movie that we’re gonna do is kind of really a wish-fulfillment fantasy that this kid plays this video game and ultimately goes from this video game to actually racing the race cars.” The Social Network producer added that even »
- Adam Chitwood
Following hot on the heels of DreamWorks' upcoming adaptation of the video game Need for Speed , Columbia Pictures and the Captain Phillips and The Social Network production team of Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti are teaming to adapt the popular PlayStation driving simulation game Gran Turismo . THR reports that Watchmen writer Alex Tse has been hired to write it. The video game franchise, one of the most successful on the PlayStation, has earned in the range of $60 to 70 million with the latest installment, "Gran Turismo 6," being released earlier this year. The slew of racing movies being greenlit seems to be in response to the huge success Universal Pictures has had with their "Fast and Furious" series with Legendary Pictures »
Watchmen writer Alex Tse has been tapped to pen Gran Turismo, Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the Sony Computer Entertainment video game. Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, who teamed for Captain Phillips, are producing. Turismo, a racing game, is one of the biggest franchises on the PlayStation console, with sales in the $60 million to $70 million range. Details of Tse’s take on a potential plot and story are being kept locked in the glove box. These days it seems de rigueur for each studio to have a fast-car project. Universal has its billion-dollar franchise with
- Borys Kit
The Crow comic book creator James O'Barr has signed on as a consultant for Relativity Media's upcoming reboot, which has Luke Evans attached to star as resurrected rocker Eric Draven. The studio also announced that O'Barr will join director F. Javier Guttierez at Comic-Con 2013 to discuss their plans for the long-gestating project with fans.
While an exact time and date for their Sdcc appearance was not given, James O'Barr reveals why he thinks the trip to San Diego is crucial, explaining that this latest entry in the long-standing franchise will fall in line with the work of Brandon Lee in the 1994 original.
"It is important for Crow fans to understand that Relativity, Javier, Luke and the entire team are working on a new adaptation of the book itself. I believe that this movie will stand alongside Brandon (Lee) and his film as a valid work of art, and I »
Luke Evans has signed on to star as Eric Draven in Relativity Media's reboot of The Crow. Tom Hiddleston was in talks to star last month, but the studio opted to push their start date to next year to accommodate the actor's schedule.
The story centers on rock star Eric Draven (Luke Evans), who comes back to life to seek vengeance against those who murdered him. Brandon Lee starred in director Alex Proyas' 1994 original film The Crow, based on James O'Barr's comic book series.
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