“Gran Turismo” film trailer launched, primarily based on Nissan GT Academy

A brand new trailer for Sony’s “Gran Turismo” film was launched on Tuesday, offering a greater have a look at the video game-inspired film.

Scheduled to hit theaters on August 11, “Gran Turismo” relies on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, a British gamer-turned-racer who gained his preliminary race seat via GT Academy, a contest organized by Nissan and Sony. The competitors pitted avid gamers towards one another in Sony’s “Gran Turismo” online game, with the prize being the prospect to turn into a Nissan manufacturing facility driver.

Fleshing out the story a bit from the teaser trailer launched in January, the full-length trailer performs up the unlikeliness of a teenage gamer occurring to compete towards real-world skilled drivers, with Mardenborough (performed by Archie Madekwe) having to show himself to a skeptical driving coach performed by “Stranger Issues” actor David Harbour. Additionally starring within the film are Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, and Spice Ladies member Geri Halliwell.

There’s loads of racing motion, too, together with each Gran Turismo sport play and a few pictures meant to symbolize actual competitors. The liberal use of CGI means the 2 blur collectively a bit, nevertheless.

The actual-life GT Academy ran from 2008 to 2016, however Mardenborough, the 2011 winner, was possible its highest-profile graduate. After profitable the competitors at simply 19 years previous, he went on to compete within the British GT Championship the next yr. He additionally raced on the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, ending third within the LMP2 class in 2013, and failing to complete in 2015 driving the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the automaker’s doomed entry within the high LMP1 class.

Mardenborough’s profession seems to have tapered off since then, however maybe “Gran Turismo” will give his outstanding rise to the world {of professional} racing a Hollywood ending.


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