Gran Turismo is the latest video game that Sony Pictures and PlayStation Studios want to turn into a movie. Given that Tom Holland’s Uncharted film made $400 million, making another video game movie is an easy choice. Based on the same-named video game, Gran Turismo will join several PlayStation exclusives that are being turned into movies. These include big titles like the zombie survival game Days Gone and the mythology-based epic God of War.
Racing game fans recently got to play Gran Turismo 7 on PS5, which came with a free update for PSVR 2. When the live-action movie comes out, gamers and movie fans will be able to enjoy the series in a way they never have before. Here’s everything we know about Gran Turismo, Sony’s coming-of-age sports drama based on a real person’s life.
- Archie Madekwe as Jann Mardenborough
- Djimon Hounsou as Steve Mardenborough (Jann’s father)
- Geri Halliwell as Jann’s mother
- Daniel Puig as Jann’s brother
- David Harbour as Jack Salter (Jann’s trainer)
- Orlando Bloom as Danny Moore (Motorsports marketing executive)
- Darren Barnet as Matty Davis (top GT Academy driver)
- Josha Stradowski
- Thomas Kretschmann
- Maeve Courtier-Lilley
- Richard Cambridge
- Emelia Hartford
- Sang Heon Lee
- Max Mundt
- Harki Bhambra
- Nikhil Parmar
- Mariano González
- Théo Christine
- Lindsay Pattison
- Pepe Barroso
Gran Turismo’s Release Date?
Gran Turismo will come out from Sony Pictures on August 11, 2023. The movie will open at the same time as The Last Voyage of the Demeter, which is a Dracula movie from Universal.
Is There a Trailer for Gran Turismo?
On January 5, 2023, Sony showed the first clip from the Gran Turismo movie in a sneak peek for the film. The movie isn’t just about racing and the rush it gives.
The sneak peek does a good job of getting people excited about this Sony-PlayStation collaboration. It shows the movie’s main actors in racing gear and has them talk about the movie in their own words. We also get to see race cars and short clips from the making of the movie.
On May 2, 2023, the full trailer for Gran Turismo came out on the YouTube channel for Sony Pictures. Set to Nas’s classic song “Hate Me Now,” the trailer shows us how Jann Mardenborough went from being a gamer to a race car driver.
Gran Turismo Plot
Sony wants Gran Turismo to be a story about a boy growing up in sports. Since the Gran Turismo game series is all about driving and racing, no characters or a story are in the source material. Sony intelligently uses the PlayStation Studios brand by telling the real-life story of Jann Mardenborough. Here is how the movie is supposed to go:
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 race car driver.
The movie will examine Mardenborough’s life, including his race car driver work and relationships with women. Mardenborough took part in the Gran Turismo Academy competition and beat out 90,000 other people to become the third and youngest winner of the tournament. He was allowed to drive for Nissan in the Dubai 24-Hour race, which he won. He went on to win many more Nissan races and make a living as a professional race car driver. The movie will look at his life and try to add some romance.
Who is the Director of Gran Turismo?
Nominated for an Oscar, Gran Turismo is being directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard), both of whom have been nominated for an Academy Award.
Doug Belgard (Bad Boys for Life), Asad Qizilbash (The Last of Us), Carter Swan (The Last of Us), and Dana Brunetti (The Social Network), who was nominated for an Oscar for her work on The Social Network, are among the film’s producers. Some executive producers are Jason Hall, Kazunori Yamauchi, who makes the Gran Turismo video games, Hermen Hulst, who runs Playstation, and Charlie’s Angels star Matthew Hirsch.
The cinematographer Jacques Jouffret (The Purge: Anarchy), Martin Whist (The Harder They Fall), and Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) worked on the production design and score, respectively.