Sony has reportedly given the green light to a big screen version of Gran Turismo, just as we'd gotten used to the idea of a Need for Speed movie
. Holly-blog The Wrap
said it learned the film is in development, with The Social Network
producers Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti behind the wheel. Brunetti and de Luca recently teamed up on the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey
- there's a livery gag in there somewhere, but we're too stunned to make it. In any case, we've reached out to Sony for comment.
As The Wrap notes, Gran Turismo is Sony's best-selling game franchise, so from that standpoint it's clearly lucrative. We're just unsure what the brand lends to the big screen beyond a name and the theme of very shiny cars, but maybe that's enough. Not forgetting, of course, Gran Turismo 6
is heading onto PS3s worldwide this holiday season.