The upcoming Gran Turismo movie has just released its official trailer, showcasing the story and characters in detail. The film is the latest in a long line of video game adaptations, despite the simplistic plot of the game. The movie is set to release on August 11th in theaters.
The film introduces key characters played by actors Archie Madekwe, David Harbour, and Orlando Bloom. David Harbour’s character, Jack Salter, is a racing trainer appointed to prepare a group of young gamers for the challenging dynamics of actual car racing. Archie Madekwe plays Jann Mardenborough, a young gamer who transitioned from gaming to professional racing after winning GT Academy. Finally, Orlando Bloom’s character, Danny Moore, is a motorsports marketing executive based on Darren Cox, the real-life creator and director of GT Academy.
The trailer begins with Jack Salter stating the difference between video games and real life. He emphasizes that if you miss a line in a game, you reset, but if you miss it on the track, you could die. We then see Jann Mardenborough playing the actual Gran Turismo 7 game on an impressive home gaming setup and arguing with his father about the future prospects and costs of a professional career in gaming and racing.
The movie is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, who won GT Academy and transitioned from gaming to professional racing. The trailer shows Jann adapting to the challenges of competitive racing and displaying his potential as a driver.
The Gran Turismo video games themselves are featured in their actual form in the film, with the Nissan GTR and various other motorsport-grade vehicles appearing in the trailer. The game’s focus on realism and true simulation is highlighted, showing how a gamer experienced in Gran Turismo games can potentially adapt to actual car racing.
The Gran Turismo movie is an interesting way to adapt a video game into a movie, with the game itself being featured in its true form. The film showcases the true story of Jann Mardenborough and emphasizes the potential for gamers to transition to professional racing. The movie releases on August 11th in theaters.