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We discovered final 12 months that Neil Blomkamp is making a Gran Turismo film, which was intriguingly billed not as a videogame film, however a film a few videogame. Now the primary official teaser is right here, and I can say with confidence that sure, it’s undoubtedly a film a few videogame.

Gran Turismo tells the (certainly closely fictionalized) story of Jann Mardenborough, who in 2011 earned the highest spot in GT Academy, a actuality tv partnership between Sony and Nissan that ran 2008-2016. As that 12 months’s winner, he was given the chance to drive for Nissan on the Dubai 24 Hour endurance race. He completed third in his class, which finally launched him right into a real-life racing profession that continues to this present day.

The Gran Turismo teaser has all the pieces you’d anticipate from an “underdog makes good” story: A child with a dream that will not die, a backroom operator who sees cash to be made, a grizzled coach caught within the outdated methods, and naturally a elite, privileged, and really fairly villain decided to tear all of it down simply because he can.

Actually, all of it appears awfully comparable.

Have a look:

The Contemporary-Confronted Hero

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The Grizzled Coach

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The Wily Supervisor

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The Greasy Villain

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That is right, Gran Turismo is Days of Thunder—there’s even a “rubbin’ is racin'” line in there, though I have never fairly found out who the Michael Rooker character is simply but. The entire thing is after all combined with a wholesome dose of The Final Starfighter, one other videogame want fulfilment fantasy flick, albeit one with out fairly the identical real-world grounding.

You keep in mind The Final Starfighter, right?

Opinions on the Gran Turismo teaser right here at PC Gamer are what a assessment aggregation site like Metacritic would name “combined.” Employees author Morgan Park stated it seems “fairly okay,” {hardware} author Jorge Jimenez is downright enthusiastic, and I believe it is the movie equal of the time two racers ended up in a footrace on a drag monitor as a result of they each stalled their bikes when the sunshine dropped: Form of entertaining however principally gradual, awkward, and painful to look at.

Anyway, now you have seen it. Gran Turismo is about to hit the massive display someday in August.