Neil Blomkamp, best known for his sci-fi movies such as District 9 and Elysium will be directing the movie. Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylin (King Richard) will write the script.
The movie is said to be based on a true story that sees a teenage gamer, whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions, become an actual professional racecar driver. Harbour will play a retired racecar driver who teaches the teenage protagonist how to drive,
Gran Turismo follows Sony’s successful big-screen adaptation of Uncharted, which grossed over US$400 million globally. It is also one of the many projects PlayStation Productions have going on currently. Aside from Gran Turismo, PlayStation Productions has a Twisted Metal series at Peacock, The Last of Us series at HBO, God of War series at HBO, a Horizon series at Netflix and a Ghost of Tsushima movie directed by John Wick‘s Chad Stahleski.
Gran Turismo is due to hit the roads (and cinemas) on 11 August 2023.