Joseph Kosinski, the visionary director behind Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, is currently in talks with Sony Pictures to jump into the driving seat of their feature adaptation of Sony Computer Entertainment's racing simulator Gran Turismo.
THR reports that Kosinski has been pulling donuts around the idea of making a racing film for a while, and had spent a number of years tinkering on an adaptation of A. J. Baime's Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, to which Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were passengers on.
Unfortunately, the passion piece veered off course and Kosinski set off on a road to pastures new. Luckily though, Sony Pictures are willing to give him another chance at get stuck into a racing movie.
There aren't currently many things to be said about Gran Turismo: The Movie, as it's currently not being called, but the racing sim's lead producer Kazunori Yamauchi revealed at Gamescon 2013 that the feature will revolve around a gamer turned racer.
At least that's what would've happened when the film was being scribed by Alex Tse (Watchmen), but the script will be completely rewritten with Kosinski overseeing its development.
While this movie may turn out to be as useful as an feature adaptation of Scrabble, if it manages to include an hour of detailed discussion about tyre pressures, I'd say it'll be a job well done.
What do you guys think?
Does the world need a Gran Turismo movie?