Gran Turismo Movie Trailer Rips Camera Angles Straight From the PlayStation Game

Archie Madekwe will portray Jann Mardenborough, the real-life British driver who came to prominence through Gran Turismo gaming tournaments.

Gran Turismo Movie Trailer Rips Camera Angles Straight From the PlayStation Game

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

David Harbour in the Gran Turismo movie

  • David Harbour plays retired driver/ mentor Jack Salter
  • Director Neill Blomkamp aims to emulate camera angles from the GT games
  • The Gran Turismo movie is targeting an August 11 theatrical release

The Gran Turismo movie just got a sneak peek trailer. During Sony's CES 2023 presentation, held early Thursday, director Neill Blomkamp came on stage to introduce the big-screen adaptation of the revered PlayStation racing title. The short teaser shows off sleek cars and camera angles ripped straight from the games, alongside the first look for David Harbour's character, Jack Salter, a retired racecar driver, who acts as a mentor for the future generation. In the brief trailer, the Stranger Things actor can be seen supervising Gran Turismo players — the game being used as a driving simulator.

As previously revealed, PlayStation's upcoming theatrical venture is based on the real-life story of Jann Mardenborough, the British racecar driver who kickstarted his career by participating in the GT Academy training programme. The Gran Turismo sneak peek confirms that Archie Madekwe (Midsommar), will indeed, bear the same name, training under Salter to join the big leagues as a professional racecar driver. “This movie is made for the cinema,” Orlando Bloom says in the promo, whilst sporting a grey Nissan jacket, indicating his character Danny Moore, is part of Mardenborough's crew.

At the event, director Blomkamp mentioned using the Sony Venice 2 camera's detachable sensors to emulate camera angles from the game, noting it was particularly helpful for getting shots from within the cockpit. He promised three main camera angles in the Gran Turismo movie, including the grill angle, a POV from within the car, and a third-person angle from behind the car, where the camera is mounted onto an arm. The seven-week filming of the Gran Turismo movie wrapped late last month, with stunt driver Mauro Calo claiming to have broken “new grounds on how to film race cars actually racing.”

The Gran Turismo franshise is among several other first-party PlayStation games headed for a live-action adaptation. A Days Gone movie and a God of War series for Amazon Prime Video are in the works, while the upcoming HBO's The Last of Us series, will premiere on January 16 on Disney+ Hotstar in India. The Gran Turismo film also stars Darren Barnet (Love Hard), Djimon Hounsou (Shazam!), Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell-Horner, Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, and Thomas Kretschman (Westworld).

Additionally, at the venue, Sony confirmed that Gran Turismo 7, the newest instalment in the racing simulation franchise, is getting support for PS VR2, at launch on February 22. Those who already own the title on a PS4 or PS5 will gain access to this new version as a free upgrade.

The Gran Turismo movie is slated to hit theatres on August 11.

Why are they still making more Harry Potter? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Affiliate links may be automatically generated - see our ethics statement for details.

Gran Turismo

  • Release Date 18 August 2023
  • Language English
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Cast
    Archie Madekwe, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell, Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, Thomas Kretschmann, Maeve Courtier-Lilley, Emelia Hartford, Pepe Barroso, Sang Heon Lee, Max Mundt, Mariano González, Harki Bhambra, Lindsay Pattison, Théo Christine, Nikhil Parmar
  • Director
    Neill Blomkamp
  • Producer
    Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad, Dana Brunetti

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on X, Facebook, WhatsApp, Threads and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you want to know everything about top influencers, follow our in-house Who'sThat360 on Instagram and YouTube.

Magic Eden Hit With 'Massive Exploit', Customers Accidentally Purchase 25 Fake NFTs on Platform
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News


Follow Us


© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »