Gran Turismo script coming from Watchmen screenwriter

Watchmen writer Alex Tse is reportedly working on the script for the Gran Turismo film.

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Are you sick of video game-based film adaptations not being faithful to the spirit of the game? You can put those fears aside for Gran Turismo, as the script is reportedly in the hands of a man who is nothing if not respectful of source material: the writer of the recent Watchmen movie.

The Hollywood Reporter (via Polygon) says that Alex Tse has been given the pen for Gran Turismo. Aside from Watchmen, Tse has worked on a remake of The Crow and a live-action version of the anime Ninja Scroll. He also wrote a script for Battling Boy, based on the Paul Pope novel, and is currently working on a remake of Highlander. The man works within a lot of established properties, apparently.

Tse's story is currently under wraps, but we've previously heard that it will be based on the life of Lucas Ordonez, an actual racer who cut his teeth on the venerable game franchise.

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    November 22, 2013 7:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Gran Turismo script coming from Watchmen writer.

    Watchmen writer Alex Tse is reportedly working on the script for the Gran Turismo film.

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      November 22, 2013 7:19 AM

      Please dont use Polygon as a source they are by far the worst video game reporters. They have been known to falsify stories and are extremely bias. The only reason I read Shacknews is cause you guys seem to just show the facts.

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        November 22, 2013 7:25 AM

        so bias much distortion

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        November 22, 2013 7:37 AM

        Super interested in how you got to that conclusion, care to share any links, stories?

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          November 22, 2013 7:57 AM

          Have you been following the console war? Polygon skewed the PS4 review but game COD and XBONE OMG best GAME/ SYSTEM EVARRRR. They lied about features saying the PS4 didn't have it and when someone called them on it on twitter they deleted him and gloated about it.

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            November 22, 2013 8:09 AM

            Vox is the new Gawker. McWhertor is a good journalist, but I got really sick of Vox's "We're a trendy online magazine! RAMP UP THE TYPEKIT AND DRAMAAAAA!!" attitude.

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              November 22, 2013 9:24 AM

              What on Earth are you talking about?

              Gawker's bread and butter is sensationalist headlines. Kotaku is probably the trashiest popular video game site on the net.

              The Verge does actual journalism and treats its subject matter seriously. SB Nation is a fantastic network of sports blogs and employs real honest-to-god sportswriters like Rob Neyer.

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                November 22, 2013 10:18 AM

                Still, The Verge and Polygon have a "$500 jeans", "all of our readers use iPads" attitude that detracts from their otherwise good journalistic content... but they're not above trying to market their worldview opinion as indisputable fact.

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            November 22, 2013 8:40 AM

            Wow, that's pretty messed up, I haven't been following the console wars too closely (other than on our beloved Shack) I'm in the middle of a PC build, none of the "next-gen" offerings have really floated my boat. I have heard that Microsoft was a big initial investor in VOX Media so that's making sense...

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            November 22, 2013 8:47 AM

            If I remember right, the XB1 got an 8.0 to the PS4's 7.5 on Polygon. Not exactly a ZOMG BIAS kind of gap.

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          November 22, 2013 6:34 PM

          they defended the xbox drm fiasco that was enough for me to avoid them completely.

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      November 22, 2013 7:23 AM

      Couldn't I just watch the Indy 500?

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      November 22, 2013 8:50 AM

      Watchmen was written by Alan Moore. Alex Tse converted it to film, but the ideas and concepts that make Watchmen a great story are all crazy ass Alan Moore's.

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        November 22, 2013 8:59 AM

        it makes sense in the article but not in the op

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          November 22, 2013 9:07 AM

          ...and now I really want to really Alan Moore's Gran Turismo.

          It would be a thinly-veiled allegory chastising perceptions of a modern-day police state as well as admonishing the American education system as it chronicled a protagonist's lifelong struggle with a sanctioned racing body to acquire his International-A racing license. That, and the related sub-plot to come to terms with the childhood trauma of a near-fatal accident that took place in a strip mall parking lot.

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            November 22, 2013 9:08 AM

            Also there's gonna be some rapin'.

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              November 22, 2013 9:16 AM

              It's true. It's soo true.

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      November 22, 2013 9:21 AM

      One man...and a vacuum cleaner with dreams of racing

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      November 22, 2013 10:52 AM

      is there actually a story to Gran Turismo?

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        November 22, 2013 6:42 PM

        A guy's wife tells him to turn down whatever is making that incessant whining sound, she can't hear herself think.