'Gran Turismo' Based on the Sony PlayStation Game, Releases Trailer - Watch Now!
Gran Turismo, based on the Sony PlayStation game, starring David Harbour and Orlando Bloom, has just released a trailer!
The film follows current professional racer Jann Mardenborough, played by Archie Madekwe, who actually was a teenage "Gran Turismo" gamer. He won a series of Nissan competitions before becoming an actual professional racecar driver.
The "Gran Turismo" franchise debuted in 1997 on the original PlayStation console. To date over 90 million units have been sold worldwide throughout the franchise's history.
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Neill Blomkamp directed the movie, who also directed 2013?s dystopian film Elysium.
"I've also been very close to video games in a lot of ways throughout my career, and I had never come across something like Gran Turismo where the movie itself treats the game as a game," Neill told PlayStation. "It's based on a true story about Jann Mardenborough who learned to drive playing the game before driving professionally in real life, competing against other real drivers. It's just an amazing story."
"Another reason I signed on was because my stuff tends to be a lot darker and more dystopian," Neill continued. "But this movie felt, well, very inspirational. It had never crossed my mind that I would direct a movie where the audience would leave the theater feeling uplifted and inspired. This was really appealing to me."
Gran Turismo will be released in movie theaters August 2023.
Orlando Bloom was recently presenting at the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in February.