Sony Pictures has dropped the much-awaited first trailer for Gran Turismo, the movie based on its iconic sim racing franchise of the same name.
Directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring David Harbour, Orlando Bloom and Archie Madekwe, the film is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a British race driver who got his start through the GT Academy – the televised competition that saw Gran Turismo players compete for a chance to drive in real-life races.
The trailer looks appropriately over-dramatic with lots of tension and excitement from its cast (as well as an alarming number of jabs at gamers), but importantly we see a bit of the on-track action that’s been promised to be some of the most visually stunning of its kind, with hyper-detailed shots inside tiny racing cockpits and unique video-game inspired racing POV shots that were apparently made possible due to the versatility of Sony’s cameras and some hardcore camera rigs strapped to cars.
Take a look at the two-and-a-half minute trailer for Gran Turismo below:
Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.
The Gran Turismo film is headed to theatres in August, so there’s not much longer to wait if you’re keen to see how Sony’s big-screen adaptation of a racing game pans out.
On the video game side of things, Gran Turismo 7 just got a new 1.32 update that adds four cars, new World Circuit events, a new auto-start feature for multiplayer lobbies and a host of fixes and improvements to things like the driving model, car sounds, tracks, trophies and more. You can read through the full Gran Turismo 7 1.32 Update notes right here.