Following hot on the heels of DreamWorks’ upcoming adaptation of the video game Need for Speed, Columbia Pictures and the Captain Phillips and The Social Network production team of Michael De Luca, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti are teaming to adapt the popular PlayStation driving simulation game Gran Turismo. THR reports that Watchmen writer Alex Tse has been hired to write it.
The video game franchise, one of the most successful on the PlayStation, has earned in the range of $60 to 70 million with the latest installment, “Gran Turismo 6,” being released earlier this year. The slew of racing movies being greenlit seems to be in response to the huge success Universal Pictures has had with their “Fast and Furious” series with Legendary Pictures currently developing a movie based on Mattel’s Hot Wheels as well.
Besides co-writing the adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen with director Zack Snyder, Tse has also been involved with writing the upcoming remakes of The Crow and Highlander, plus he also has a Ninja Scroll movie in the works and an adaptation of Paul Pope’s graphic novel Battling Boy for Paramount and Plan B.
Nothing has been revealed about the plot for the video game adaptation.