In Hollywood, the term “squeezing blood from a stone” is not something to avoid, but something to embrace. Thus, you have the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which is now a borderline comic book superhero series, with characters flying across the screen and whatnot. So if one thing works (fast cars, cool guys, hot girls!), why wouldn’t it work again?
Thus you have the upcoming “Need for Speed” from Dreamworks, and now, Columbia’s plans to adapt the game “Gran Turismo” into a movie.
To absolutely no one’s surprise, “Gran Turismo” is series of racing games, which means, yes, fast cars, cool guys, and hot girls! It’s also got name brand recognition, though honestly, I have a hard time believing that’s going to translate into box office. Do gamers really think to themselves, “Gee, I’d love to see this racing game I’m playing fleshed out into a big-budget Hollywood movie!” Probably not.
That’s not going to stop Columbia, of course, especially with the “Fast and Furious” movies working on its 560th entry as we speak.
Alex Tse, one of the co-writers on Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen”, and who recently took a swing at an earlier draft of the troubled “The Crow” reboot, will do the scripting honors for the studio.
Obviously no one knows what the movie will be about, except that it’ll have the words “Gran Turismo” in the title. I’m guessing crime, some type of caper, and a getaway driver will be involved. Call it a hunch.
Funny enough, when I heard about this movie, I thought they were making a sequel to the Clint Eastwood flick from a few years ago. You know the one where Clint is a racist old coot who ends up caring for the delinquent Asian kid boy next door?
Via : THR