Gran Turismo: Trailer Talk
Within the current video game adaptation trend, one surprising release is ‘Gran Turismo’. Originally released for the Playstation One in 1997, the racing franchise spawned 15 entries and will now have its own live action film. But, while previous adaptations have told the stories of their source materials, ‘Gran Turismo’ is going in a different direction.
‘Gran Turismo’ tells the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a British gamer-turned-racer who won his initial race seat through GT Academy, a competition organized by Nissan and Sony.
Because the game franchise doesn’t have a story, it means that Playstation Studios could execute this adaptation in a different way instead of trying to make up a fictional story. And a very interesting story has been picked for this film that directly relates to the game and it looks fantastic. While I am not a fan of racing, I will always be interested in films that are based on true stories and this one is unique, especially considering the way in which the GT competition was laid out.
‘Gran Turismo’ could’ve been a racing adaptation with a fictional story, but the story of Jann Mardenborough is a perfect way to use the gaming IP. It’s an interesting and unique story and it looks fantastic.
Gran Turismo is a series of racing simulation video games developed by Polyphony Digital. Developed for PlayStation systems, Gran Turismo games are intended to emulate the appearance and performance of a large selection of vehicles, most of which are licensed reproductions of real-world automobiles.
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