Sony Pictures has dropped a second official trailer for the upcoming Gran Turismo movie, which is headed to Aussie cinemas very soon on August 10.
The trailer gives us another look at this adaptation of the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the winner of the GT Academy tournament held by PlayStation in 2011 that went on to become a professional driver and has had a career in Japanese racing ever since, currently competing with HELM Motorsports in the 2023 Super Taikyu Series.
Gran Turismo is directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie, Elysium) and stars Archie Madekwe, Orlando Bloom and David Harbour among others. Much like the first trailer, this one looks appropriately over-dramatic (and with slightly fewer digs at gamers), as well as more of the actual racing action both on streets and on-track 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.
Check out the second official trailer for the Gran Turismo movie 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.
Aussie fans can get in on advance screenings for Gran Turismo at select cinemas like Hoyts, running from Friday August 5th until Sunday August 6th. Village Cinemas even has an in-house tournament followed by a film viewing, which you can learn more about here.
Check your local cinema for exact availability and times and book ahead if you’re keen to get a look at this new video game to film adaptation before the general public.