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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. »
It's What I Do: Jennifer Lawrence will team up with director Steven Spielberg to make the big screen version of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War. A memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lynsey Addario, the book chronicles her experiences in dangerous territories after September 11, 2001. Warner Bros. is closing a deal to produce and distribute the movie. [Deadline] Gran Turismo: Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) is in "early negotiations" to direct Gran Turismo, an adaptation of the venerable video racing game series. Reportedly, Kosinski will also develop a new script. First released in 1997, the series is known primarily for the authenticity of its vehicles and the quality of its graphics. [Heat...
- Peter Martin
Not deterred by the middling success of last year’s Need for Speed, Sony is pushing ahead with its big-screen adaptation of Gran Turismo, and today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Oblivion and Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has entered talks to helm the project.
While it’s not necessarily a done deal, as the outlet states the director is still in negotiations, early signs appear to be promising. Should Kosinski sing along the dotted line, he will work alongside Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon, who are all on board as producers.
“Kosinski has been itching for a racing movie for a while,” the website explains. “The director spent a couple of years developing a movie based on Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, written by A. J. Baime, for Fox. Brad Pitt »
- Michael Briers
"Gran Turismo" is a slick, detailed, absolutely beautiful car racing video game with zero soul, so who better than Joseph Kosinski to take it on as a film project? The director behind the sleek and totally empty "Tron: Legacy" and "Oblivion" will get the adaptation off the ground for Sony. And while plot details aren't yet being disclosed, it will apparently "center on a video game player turned racer." Guess it can't be any worse than "Need For Speed," right? And in fairness to Kosinski, he was working on the racing drama "Go Like Hell" that might've teamed up Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise before it fell apart, so he's undoubtedly got a wealth of research and material to draw from. [THR] It's Yeezy season, so you can either complain about the weather or bring a jacket. Kanye West announced during his recent Oxford lecture that Steve McQueen has recently wrapped »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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
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, »
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 »
Joseph Kosinski is certainly a busy guy. Over the past two years he’s been attached to Go Like Hell, The Twilight Zone, a Tron: Legacy sequel, and an untitled action thriller. Yet here I am overwhelmed just building a pair of DVD shelves. Get it together Kevin. Variety is reporting that the Oblivion director is now in talks to direct the adaptation of the racing game Gran Turismo for Sony. Screenwriter Alex Tse had written a draft but it's not known if Kosinski will make »
- Kevin Fraser
Looks like Ang Lee has found his newcomer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. He’d been trying to make a discovery in the TriStar Pictures adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel and chose newcomer Joe Alwyn. Now, he’s looking for a more established actor for the other main role, and I’m hearing he is looking hard at Garrett Hedlund. He came on the scene in Tron: Legacy but has grown into a mature actor in such films as Inside Llewyn Davis and most recently the Angelina… »
“Tron: Legacy.” “Salt.” “Real Steel.” “Rio.” “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.” “Ted.” “Prometheus.” “Star Trek Into Darkness.” “Despicable Me 2.” These are just some of the movies that have received Oscar nominations in various categories in the last few years (mostly thanks to technical prizes), perhaps starting to suggest to the layman that all you have to do is release a movie and you’ll get nominated for an Academy Award. Of course, many of the films above were deserving: few would argue that the sound editing in “Transformers,” or the visual effects in “Star Trek” weren’t world class. But while the awards are spread, rightly, wider and wider, it still leaves a lot of movies out in the cold, and it always has. Many of the greatest movies of all time were nominated for, or won, Oscars, but not all of them. And so, with this Sunday’s ceremony fast approaching, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Italian electronic composer Giorgio Moroder's music was all over the place in the 70s and 80s, from his disco hits like I Feel Love (which he produced for Donna Summer) to his score for Brian De Palma's Scarface.
In a recent interview, Moroder's revealed that he's working on a new Tron game - one as yet unannounced by Disney. The music, he says, could also have the involvement of singer-songwriter-producer Skrillex.
"I'm going to meet Skrillex next week when I'm back," Moroder told Clash Music. "I'm doing music for a game for Disney's Tron. We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let's see if he's interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs."
The last Tron games - Tron: Evolution and Tron: Evolution - Battle »
However, there's always a danger that the album can outshine the movie it originates from. Digital Spy highlights 9 instances where this is the case.
1. Tron: Legacy (2010)
Disney's belated sequel to its cult '80s hit Tron unfortunately forgot to bother with anything approaching a coherent story or believable characters - but what a display of visuals and sound. Daft Punk took care of the latter, crafting a score that fizzed with electronic pulses ripped straight from The Grid.
2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Despite being so critically derided, the Twilight movies were consistently able to churn out impressive soundtracks. The best of them was 2009's New Moon, which collected new songs from Thom Yorke, Death Cab for Cutie, Lykke Li, The Killers, »
After pulling double duty in 2010 with Tron: Legacy and True Grit, it's been a rough few years for Jeff Bridges with duds like R.I.P.D., The Giver and The Seventh Son. But maybe he can turn it around with his new project, an adaptation of Claire Messud's novel The Emperor's Children that will be directed by actress Lake Bell for her sophomore directing effort following In a World a few years ago. The film hails from Imagine Entertainment with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard producing from a script by Noah Baumbach. THR reports Bridges will play legendary journalist and liberal opinion-maker Murray Thwaite. The story follows three entitled but unsuccessful characters, Marina Thwaite, Danielle Minkoff and Julian Clarke, who were buddies at Brown and now orbit the life of the aforementioned famous journalist in the months before and after the events of 9/11. Things are shaken up by the arrival of »
- Ethan Anderton
Given the fact that almost two decades have lapsed since the release of Independence Day, Roland Emmerich’s long-gestating follow-up now joins an infamous list of productions that took years upon years to follow in the shadow of their predecessor — think Dumb and Dumber To, Tron: Legacy et cetera. More often than not, these long-in-development titles leverage their appeal on the existing popularity, which no doubt wanes as the window stretches.
But now that ID Forever has set its sights on The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth to fill the void left by Will Smith, the continuation is on course to arrive sooner rather than later, following a script rewrite by Spy Hunter‘s Carter Blanchard. In fact, the screenwriter has begun to attract the attention of an array of different studios in the industry, as Deadline has learned that DreamWorks has picked up one of his original ghost story pitches. »
- Michael Briers
Arguably TV’s finest new original show of 2014, True Detective has gained many admirers since its critically-acclaimed debut last year. Now, after months of rumours and casting back-and-forth, the second season of the HBO show is in full production in Los Angeles, and some set photos have emerged over at ComingSoon.net showing some of the new cast in action. In the images, we can see stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch in action on the streets of California, in what looks to be a shootout scene…
Farrell (Phone Booth) plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him; McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) plays Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves; while Kitsch (The Savages) plays Paul Woodrugh, »
- Scott J. Davis
Ahead of its release later this month Blumhouse Productions’ have debuted a new trailer for upcoming horror The Lazarus Effect, which stars Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy), Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed), Donald Glover (Community) and Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time). Check it out below after the official synopsis…
From masters of horror Blumhouse Productions- producer of The Purge, Insidious and Sinister franchises – The Lazarus Effect follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) who’ve achieved the unimaginable- bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.
- Gary Collinson
The first trailer for this month’s horror thriller The Lazarus Effect has just arrived and you can check it out in the player below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Starring Olivia Wilde (Rush, Tron: Legacy), Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Tudors”), Mark Duplass (“The League,” The One I Love), Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, X-Men: Days…
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