“Gran Turismo” is ridiculously popular, but there’s one problem — there’s no plot. The “Gran Turismo” games are hyper-realistic racing simulators that feature licensed vehicles and accurate driving physics emulation, allowing players the fantasy of actually driving sports cars at high speeds. There’s a reason the game has included the subtitle “The Real Driving Simulator” since 2004. So I can’t help but wonder … what the hell does a “Gran Turismo” movie even look like?
I’d assume that the film would use actual cars, but then again, maybe they’re going to stick with the impressive graphics the games are known for and develop a computer-animated film. The only real characters in “Gran Turismo” are you, the player, so whoever writes the script pretty much has an empty slate and an extremely hot IP.
Then again, if they’re looking toward Neill Blomkamp, maybe we’ll get something truly off the wall. A gritty reboot of “Cars?” Lay it on me. “Gone in 60 Seconds” but sleeker? I’ll take it. “Fast & the Furious” without Vin Diesel off-screen drama? EVEN BETTER! The sky is truly the limit when it comes to adapting the property, so here’s hoping Blomkamp, or whoever they eventually grab, takes a massive swing and gives us something wildly unpredictable.