The first theatrical trailer for the Gran Turismo movie has been released.
The film, which is set to release in August, is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, who won the GT Academy esports tournament in 2011 and is now a professional racer competing in the Japanese Super GT series.
Archie Madekwe (Midsommar) will play Mardenborough in the movie, which also stars Orlando Bloom, David Harbour, Djimon Hounsou and Geri Horner.
You can see the trailer below:
The Gran Turismo movie is directed by Neill Blomkamp (Demonic, Chappie, Elysium, District 9) from a script written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard).
It retells the story of Mardenborough’s journey as he takes on the GT Academy contest, which was run by Nissan and Sony between 2008 and 2016, and gave winners a place in Nissan’s Driver Development Programme.
As of November 2022, the Gran Turismo series had sold 90 million units since the release of the first game in 1997.
“This result is something that could not be accomplished by ourselves alone,” Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi said on the PlayStation Blog.
“Behind that 90 million figure, there are all the people of the media who conveyed the allure of Gran Turismo to their readers.
“There are the people of PlayStation who sold GT for us around the world with passion, and there is the incredible amount of support from the retailers who interfaced with our users. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of them for their support.
“And above all else, I can’t ever thank enough the GT users and people of the GT community who have played our new titles, which at times could be said to have been very experimental.”