Iconic racing simulation Gran Turismo is getting a movie adaptation as well as the TV show announced overnight – and production companies Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions are targeting District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to steer it. The Japanese giant’s video game adaptation initiative is flying following the $400 million Box Office success of Uncharted, but according to Deadline this new project is still extremely early.
That means the plot is being kept a tightly guarded secret, although of course the movie will be flanked by the aforementioned TV series as well. Some kind of documentary following Gran Turismo’s blossoming eSports scene seems like a reasonable fit for television, but we have no idea what direction the film will take. Perhaps it’ll focus on license tests and tinkering with tuning sheets?
Obviously, the Gran Turismo series is a bit of phenomenon, having sold 85 million copies worldwide across multiple PlayStation consoles, dating all the way back to the original PS1. But it’s not the only series getting the adaptation treatment: a Ghost of Tsushima movie, a The Last of Us TV show, a Twisted Metal TV show, a God of War TV show, and a Horizon TV show are all at various stages of production, too. You can find a full list of All PlayStation Productions Movies and TV Shows through the link.