The upcoming Gran Turismo flick, based on the true story of gamer-turned-racer Jann Mardenborough, features some pretty spectacular scenes, which required quite an extreme level of commitment from director Neill Blomkamp. This, along with a penchant for high-tech filming methods, has drawn some comparisons to Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, which is the kind of company you want to keep.
Total Film put this comparison to Blomkamp himself (the full interview will be in print 20th July), who explained why a VFX-heavy approach wouldn't have been right. Blomkamp said, "What’s right is Archie [Madekwe] in the [car], super-uncomfortable, with high Gs, nausea, at 200km an hour… So it’s a fair comparison. I don’t know what [Maverick director] Joseph Kosinski’s like, but I’m sure he wanted the same thing. We just need to make it feel real."