Three weeks out from release, Sony Pictures has released the second trailer for their upcoming film adaptation of Playstation’s highly successful “Gran Turismo” video game franchise.
Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”) directs the project which takes the form of an aspirational racing drama inspired by the true story of Jann Mardenborough – a skilled player who won a series of competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.
The film revolves around a struggling working-class teenage gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world.
Djimon Hounsou and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell-Horner play the teen’s parents whilst Daniel Puig, Darren Barnett, Josha Stradowski and Thomas Kretschmann also star.
Shot in Hungary late last year, the project used drones amongst other things to offer some rather extreme angles and high velocity filming, combined with the gaming elements to add some unique visuals.
The racing simulator franchise has its 25th anniversary this year and has sold over 90 million copies across eight games for five different PlayStation consoles. The most recent game, “Gran Turismo 7,” hit stores last year.
Jason Hall (“American Sniper”) and Zach Baylin (“King Richard”). The film crosses the finish line oin cinemas on August 11th.