The video game saga Gran Turismo offers a film in the pure Hollywood tradition, but to tell what?
Announced a few weeks ago, the film adaptation of Gran Turismo been talking about her for months. First thought of as a film, then as a series, and even a documentary, it will indeed be a Hollywood feature film that fans will be able to find their video game in the coming months. If Sony has not been very generous in terms of information, we can count on Deadline to conduct the investigation.
The media reports today that the film Gran Turismo found a director, a synopsis and even a release date. Players are aware that the franchise has never put humans at the center of its gameplay. Gran Turismo, it is above all a story of cars, collectibles or sports cars, and frantic races. How do you make a movie with just that?
The first info is here
Deadline explains that the film will be based on a true story, centered around a player who has achieved success thanks to Gran Turismo to climb the ladder:The film is the story of a teenager, Gran Turismo player, whose gaming skills allowed him to win a series of competitions organized by Nissan to become a true professional racing driver.” An amazing story, which should not take the form of a documentary, or even a docu-drama.
To bring this story to the screen, Sony called on Neill Blomkamp, who was already a director on the films District 9 or Elysium. This is not his first foray into the world of adaptations since in 2007 he made a mini short film called Halo–Landfall, inspired by the eponymous video game. We will also find Jason Hall writing the script, as well as Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, from the offices of PlayStation Productions, as producers.
When can we see the movie Gran Turismo?
But the big question everyone is asking is when the movie will be released on the big screen. Still according to the media, it seems that Gran Turismo will be released in theaters on August 11, 2023 in the United States, with a theoretical release two days earlier in France. Of course, for the moment, none of this has been confirmed, so you have to be careful.
In addition, since the start of the pandemic, the cinema industry has been more than uncertain, so we are not immune to possible postponements. It will be necessary to be patient to find out more, and especially to have the first images of the production.