Sony’s previously announced Gran Turismo movie adaptation, with District 9’s Neil Blomkamp in the directorial chair, will speed to cinemas on 11th August, 2023. The flick, which was said to be early in production last month, has been penned by Jason Hall – and will be based upon a true story. No casting announcements have been made.
“The film is the ultimate wish fulfilment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver,” a Deadline report reads. It’s not clear which of the GT Academy alumni this will be based on, but there are a handful of candidates – including Lucas Ordoñez and Jann Mardenborough.
Sony tried to get a movie based on Ordoñez off the ground about a decade ago, but it never materialised. Of note, though, filmmaker Dana Brunetti was involved in that original pitch – and will serve as a producer on this new film, alongside Doug Belgrad and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
With the film little over a year away, we suspect we’ll be learning a lot more about it in the coming months. In the meantime, does this plot device appeal to you? Is this something you’d want to watch in theatres? Steer your way into the comments section, and let us know.