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Gran Turismo movie will tell the story of real-life racer Lucas Ordonez

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 15:53 GMT By Dave Owen

A Gran Turismo movie seems a strange prospect, but new details have emerged that actually make it seem like an interesting idea. Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi explained at gamescom that the film will tell the life story of Lucas Ordonez, a racer who started out playing Gran Turismo before he graduated to the real thing.

At the helm of the project are film-makers Mike de Luca and Dana Brunetti. Yamauchi said that he’s been getting offers for a Gran Turismo movie for the last 7 years. After turning down every offer, Yamauchi was won over by this script’s story of growth and maturity.

There’s also been some explanation as to why the Gran Turismo 6 trailer shown at gamescom yesterday featured Nike and Air Jordan logos. Yamauchi explained that each company is independently designing a custom vehicle design for upcoming game Vision Gran Turismo. Nike previously designed a vehicle for Gran Turismo 4.

There’s no word on a release window for the Gran Turismo movie. It probably won’t have Vin Diesel in it.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. SlayerGT

    Pretty much what I figured.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Belmont

    @1

    It sounds better than GT: Fast & Furious that I was afraid of. Now that Yamauchi himself has accepted it and … it might be good.

    And this Vision Gran Turismo, it is very interesting, can’t wait to see a design from Aston !

    #2 11 months ago
  3. MCTJim

    and this will skip the right to video and go right to youtube instead.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Joe Musashi

    Shucks. That’d be a shame. Especially if your YouTube or Netflix access is behind a paywall.

    JM

    #4 11 months ago
  5. fihar

    It sounds more like something that should’ve been a documentary rather than a Hollywood Blockbluster.
    Then again, so is Rush.

    #5 11 months ago