It has been opined that you we're in the decline phase of the superhero/comic book genre, where we get parody/ pastiche and deconstruction, with the occasional gem.
Don't think so? Well, think about westerns. All the rage in the 50s and 60s, but in serious decline by the 70s and now you get the occasional deconstruction by Clint Eastwood or parody be Seth MacFarlane.
And honestly, I feel that I'm bored with comic book movies. I want something new.
Sony's Gran Turismo is set for release on August 11, 2023. Looks like the distributor is Columbia Pictures (owned by Sony), and it'll be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium).
“Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.” That means the film likely pulls from the story of someone from the GT Academy, which let Gran Turismo pros compete to join a real-life racing team sponsored by Nissan from 2008 until its last iteration in 2016.
Variety claims that taking a tax write-down on it would've recouped more of its costs than just spending more money to turn it into a full-fledged theatrical release.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that test audiences only scored it a 60+, the same as Shazam 2, and the higher-ups didn't think a $90 million was worth it for a movie that was going to be released solely on a streaming service.
The project will be based on an original idea from Chuck Williams (Sonic the Hedgehog) of Lightbeam Entertainment. [Justin] Baldoni, Manu Gargi and Andrew Calof will produce on behalf of Wayfarer Studios, with Tracy Ryerson developing; Williams and Tim Kwok will produce on behalf of Lightbeam.