Director Joe Kosinski May Be Steering Sony's 'Gran Turismo' Movie
Now this could end being up awesome. Hear me out. Not all car movies are going to turn out the same, but if they have Joe Kosinski at the helm that's pretty much guaranteed. THR's Heat Vision is reporting that Joe Kosinski, director of Tron Legacy and Oblivion, is now in talks for the Gran Turismo movie developing at Sony based on the racing video game. We've reported on it before, a few years ago when it was first picked up and when writer Alex Tse of Watchmen was attached. It has the right team to turn out kind of amazing for a video game movie, here's to hoping they pull it off. Kosinski is also attached to a few other projects.
Aside from The Black Hole remake at Disney, director Joe Kosinski (who made that awesome live-action Destiny commercial) is also attached to Trials of White Boy Rick and Go Like Hell, so who knows what will come together. However, THR reports that Kosinski will get a new script first on this one, which still has producers like Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti. They do add that Kazunori Yamauchi, the lead designer of the Gran Turismo series, reportedly said in 2013 the plot would center on a video game player turned racer. But it's unlikely they'll keep that and may start from scratch with an idea Kosinski has. After seeing what he did with racing in Tron Legacy, I'm particularly excited to see what will happen here. Stay tuned.