Movie information site Deadline is reporting that director Neil Blomkamp has been hooked up to Sony’s try to get a film primarily based on Gran Turismo off the bottom, with a supposed August 11, 2023 launch date. It’ll be a collaboration between Sony’s PlayStation Productions and Columbia Pictures divisions, which beforehand labored collectively on the variation of Uncharted.
Here’s what Deadline says is the logline for the film: “Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver.”
“But Jon,” I hear you say, “Why are you reporting this? Gran Turismo 7 isn’t on PC.” Well, it is an excuse to take a position on that time: Sony has been bringing ever-more of its unique lineup to PC, and we’re everlasting optimists. A Gran Turismo PC launch has historically appeared like an impossibility, however we as soon as thought the identical about God of War, Uncharted, and The Last of Us.
The story is not truly an adaptation of Gran Turismo, a racing sim which does not actually have a narrative, however as an alternative relies on GT Academy, a 2008 to 2016 program that noticed the world’s prime Gran Turismo gamers compete in actual life races for a spot on a racing workforce.
Several GT Academy winners have gone on to pretty profitable racing careers and are nonetheless skilled racers right this moment. Some, like many real-life drivers each current and previous, additionally spend time competing in esports tournaments through video games like iRacing and Gran Turismo.
As far as Blomkamp being concerned, nicely, that is barely bizarre. He’s to date actually solely made sci-fi and horror films. There’s a number of mechanical expertise in District 9 (a mech) and Chappie (Chappie), although, so maybe he’ll be nicely suited to the particular results facet of directing videogame and real-life automotive racing.