'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Joins The Even-Stranger 'Gran Turismo' Movie
Imagine living in a world where a huge studio spends over $120 million on an Uncharted movie, nobody ends up liking it, and their takeaway is that they should invest in the movie adaptation of a game that has no plot or even characters. Yes, big film studios remain adamant in their attempts to turn whatever successful video game franchise into movie form hoping to find one that sticks, even when that doesn't make any sense. The new
victim venture? The poor Gran Turismo series.
This time they're enlisting David Harbour of Stranger Things fame to act in the film. We can't blame our readers for immediately wondering whether he'll be playing a car – because the game is all just cars, and maybe because the Cars series from Pixar remained ever-profitable despite sucking all sorts of ass. To be entirely honest, we don't know either, but we're suspecting that's not it – yes, even though the movie will be directed by Neill Blomkamp of
Chappie, Elysium , District 9, early '00s anthropomorphic Citroen Car Comercial fame:
In truth, these absolutely rocked – yes, even though they are likely to blame for the crime of tricking Michael Bay into believing Transformers could totally work as a movie.
And for inspiring Kanye West to use autotune.
The film will be based not on the game per se, but rather on the GT Academy contest, the game's actual driver-making program that ran from ‘08 to 2016 and spawned some actual real-life professional drivers. Witnessing the trials and tribulations of a bunch of kids trying to become real race drivers actually feels more like movie material than anything we'd find in the actual game, but we're having a hard time seeing how a movie focused on such a niche element that's not even an actual part of the game can result in anything other than alienating all possible audiences.
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