Polyphony Digital's renowned simulation racing game "Gran Turismo," developed exclusively for the Sony PlayStation platform, announced the production of a live-action film adaptation with the same name. The movie, titled "Gran Turismo" released its first official trailer yesterday.
The film is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, who went from being a video game player to a real-life racing driver. In 2011, at just 19 years old, Jann participated in the European selection round of Nissan GT Academy, a competition for the game "Gran Turismo" that aimed to find talented drivers. Despite being an amateur, Jann stood out among 90,000 participants and eventually earned the opportunity to compete in the Dubai 24 Hour race and sign a contract with Nissan Motorsport. The movie depicts Jann's inspiring journey.
The movie is directed by Neill Blomkamp, known for directing "District 9," and stars David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, and up-and-coming actor Archie Madekwe. It is set to be released in Hong Kong in August.