Neill Blomkamp Takes on Video Games in Trailer for Gran Turismo

Neill Blomkamp Takes on Video Games in Trailer for Gran Turismo

The Need for Speed movie franchise may not have taken off, but PlayStation Studios is ready for an adaptation of another racing IP, Gran Turismo.

Just in, we have a trailer for the GT movie, and it stars David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, and Archie Madekwe. Check it:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, 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 racecar driver.

Though recent PlayStation adaptations like Uncharted and The Last of Us are based on completely fictional stories, the Gran Turismo film is the first one to actually be based on true events; Jann Mardenborough did start off as a Gran Turismo gamer, and after winning a competition, he ended up racing cars for real.

The story is actually pretty crazy, and it’s going to be interesting to see the ins and outs of Mardenborough’s training and how he was able to translate his gaming reflexes to real-life. No doubt, some elements of the story will probably be exaggerated for dramatic effect, but as long as the film is a fun ride, I’m sure nobody will be taking issue.

Let’s also not forget that Neill Blomkamp is in the helm of the film. Though he’s known best for his work on sci-fi with films like Chappie, District 9, and Elysium, I’m excited to see him tackle a sports movie this time around.

Catch Gran Turismo when it comes to cinemas on Aug. 11. The latest GT game, Gran Turismo 7, is now playable for PlayStation 4|5.

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