From the outside Gran Turismo might appear to be just another videogame adaptation, but look under the hood and you’ll discover the remarkable true story of British racing driver Jann Mardenborough, who took his competition winning skills using a joystick, and transferred them to the gearstick of a high-speed car in order to fulfil his dreams of becoming a racer. It’s an inspirational journey depicted in the latest featurette released by Sony Pictures.
Directed by District 9’s Neil Blomkamp, Gran Turismo features a cast that includes David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou; watch the featurette below…
Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, 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 racecar driver.
Gran Turismo speeds into cinemas this August.