Engines are roaring now as Sony reveals the acclaimed racing video game, Gran Turismois now getting a film adaptation.
The studio has been working on this project for nearly a decade now, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti serving as producers. This was announced in 2013, but there were no development details then. Despite this, Top Gun: MaverickJoseph Kosinski was approached to write the screenplay with Alex Tse.
The genre of motor racing films
In 2018 it was reported that Gran Turismo would not happen because the competition with the Fast and Furious frankness may seem futile. The film series is hugely popular and dominates the silver screen when it comes to the racing genre.
Later, Sony announced that it would revive the project plan with a television show and a film with director Neill Blomkamp. It looks like the studio has finally found the confidence to push things forward as it gears up for a film adaptation.
What we know about the Gran Turismo movie
Following confirmation, Sony announced the release date for the film, and it will arrive in theaters on August 11, 2023. The studio also revealed plot details which involve a realistic story about a teenager who plays the game, excels in this domain. , and won Nissan competitions. Eventually, the youngster becomes a motor racing pro.
There are no casting details yet, but since the story is based on real life, Sony might look into their GT Academy. This program has taken players who have won national competitions from around the world and been sent to a race camp in the UK. These players have been trained to become professionals.
With this unique approach, Gran Turismo could leave a remarkable impact in the realm of motor racing film adaptations. It is the latest project from PlayStation Productions which started with Unexploredso what The last of us on HBO. Further details will be announced soon, so fans should keep their eyes peeled for more updates.