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Grand Turismo racing game movie announced, based on a true story

A movie based on the Gran Turismo video game has been confirmed by Sony including the release date and plot information. The film will be based on the real-life story of a Gran Turismo player.

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Neill Blomkamp will direct the film, which will be released on August 11th, 2023. The science fiction movies “District 9,” “Elysium,” and “Chappie” are among his earlier works. He has a reputation for being somewhat of a car enthusiast and has even directed an installment for the BMW short films series.

The Gran Turismo racing game series debuted in 1997 and doesn’t actually have a storyline or adaptable characters. It’s main focus is life like graphics and gameplay. Gran Turismo 7 for the PlayStation 5 was the most recent installment in the racing game series.

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It is very likely that the film is based on a true story that Sony has dubbed “the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming abilities won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racing car driver.”

The GT Academy, which allowed Gran Turismo pros to compete to join a real-life racing team sponsored by Nissan from 2008 until its latest incarnation in 2016, is most likely the source material for the movie.

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Sony PlayStation games aren’t new to box office success, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Uncharted – both of which were released this year – were so well-received that they currently claim the title of best video game adaptations ever made for the PlayStation. 

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Dennis Mathu
Dennis Mathu
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