Gran Turismo – the movie, not the game! – looks pretty good! The film, due out in theatres this August, is based on the real-life story of Jann Mardenborough, a gamer who progressed through the GT Academy to eventually race for Nissan. You can basically extract the entire plot from this two minute trailer, but seeing as it all actually happened, we already know how this tale ends anyway. (Spoilers: he finishes third at Le Mans!)

Neill Blomkamp is on director duties, and there’s undoubtedly some stunning cinematography on the racing scenes. We’re not entirely convinced by some of David Harbour’s lines – the whole “scrawny gamer” stuff seems a little cliché – but it might make more sense in the context of the full-length film. This is being billed as an inspirational, feel-good affair – it has potential, we suppose.

We can’t see this one setting Box Offices alight to be honest, the concept just seems a little too niche to draw in huge audiences. We’re also not overly enamoured with the movie’s slogan, “From Gamer to Racer”. Is that really the best they could come up with? Geez! Nevertheless, this might be worth a watch when it releases later in the year.