New sports movie could do for fast cars what Top Gun Maverick did for fast planes 4 months ago

New sports movie could do for fast cars what Top Gun Maverick did for fast planes

The film also happens to be based on a popular video game series.

After nearly 10 years in development, a Gran Turismo movie is finally going to race into cinemas this year.


A first teaser for the video game adaptation has been released featuring its cast - including David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings) - discussing the film and its "heart-pounding" racing scenes.

In what's unique for a movie based on a video game, the film is actually based on true events - telling the story of Jann Mardenborough (played by Archie Madekwe), a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills led him to become an actual professional race car driver.

Described as "the ultimate wish-fulfillment tale", the movie will be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and will co-star Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell and Thomas Kretschmann.

In the newly released teaser, we get a glimpse of some visceral racing sequences, placing viewers close to the action in a way that recalls last year's smash-hit Top Gun: Maverick.


Speaking in the trailer, Harbour - who plays Jann's trainer in the film - says: "It's bad-ass car action that you're going to feel like you're in the middle of."

Meanwhile, Bloom - who plays a motorsport marketing executive in the movie - adds: "Body vibrating sounds, the audience is going to feel every jolt, every thrill of this racing at 200 miles per hour."

Gran Turismo will arrive in Irish cinemas on 11 August.

You can check out the trailer below.


Clip via Sony Pictures Ireland