Gran Turismo is an upcoming American biographical coming-of-age sports drama film directed by Neill Blomkamp from a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin. Produced by Columbia Pictures, PlayStation Productions, Trigger Street Productions, and 2.0 Entertainment, the film is based on the racing simulation video game series published by PlayStation Studios, while inspired by the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage Gran Turismo player aspiring to be a race car driver. It stars David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou.
Development of a film based on Gran Turismo began in 2013, with Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti producing it and a script by Alex Tse. In 2015, Joseph Kosinski was set to direct the film, and Jon and Erich Hoeber would write a new screenplay. By 2018, the Kosinski version was no longer moving forward. In May 2022, a new iteration of the Gran Turismo film started development, with Blomkamp eyed to direct. The main cast were confirmed in September, while other cast additions were signed in November. Filming began in Hungary in the same month, and wrapped in December 2022.
Gran Turismo is set to be released on August 11, 2023, by Sony Pictures Releasing.
The VFX are made by:
UPP – VFX Supervisor – Viktor Muller
SSVFX VFX Supervisor – Ed Bruce
Director – Neill Blomkamp
Release Date: August 11, 2023 USA