Gran Turismo is one of the oldest video game franchises under the PlayStation brand; the game series started in 1997 has evolved alongside the generations of PlayStation consoles. The latest mainline entry in the series is Gran Turismo 7, which was released on 4th March 2022 for PlayStation 5.
The racing simulation franchise; Gran Turismo has built a strong community and fan base around the globe. The series is not only a fan favorite but also a commercial success for Sony. The series has collectively sold over 80.4 million copies worldwide since its beginning.
In June 2022, Sony announced they were making a movie based on the Gran Turismo Series. A film on a racing simulator game? Pretty exciting, the idea got stuck, and the franchise’s fans were hooked. Although there are not many details about the film’s plot, a short overview was revealed when the movie was announced.
Based on a true story, 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.
Neill Blomkamp, film director and screenwriter who is known for the science fiction films District 9, Elysium and Chappie will be directing the film, and It was also confirmed that Jason Hall and Zach Baylin will write the screenplay. Archie Madekwe will play the lead role in the Gran Turismo Movie.
Today, Sony has confirmed via Twitter that the movie’s filming has started.
Filming is now underway on #GranTurismoMovie – based on the inspiring true story of a Gran Turismo player, Jann Mardenborough, who won a series of gaming competitions leading him to become an actual professional racecar driver. 🎬🏎 pic.twitter.com/gV13gEg2G5
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) November 12, 2022
When the movie was announced in June, the release date was set to be 11th August 2023, which is pretty close, and perhaps the filming started a bit late as the movies also take time in post-production.
Still, it is up to the studio how they will manage to meet the deadline without compromising on the quality of the film. What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comment section below.