The Gran Turismo Movie Gets a 2nd Trailer Ahead of Its August 11 Worldwide Release Emphasizing Its True Story Angle

Image: Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has released a 2nd trailer for the Gran Turismo movie which places a greater emphasis on the true story for which it is based. The new trailer encapsulates the series of events that led to a team of videogame racers being recruited to compete for a chance of becoming a part of a real-life racing team. The focus of the story is on Jann Mardenborough who is seen at the beginning of the trailer evading police in a high-speed chase as he speeds home to join an online competition only to be met by his upset father. From there it can be seen how he must overcome the challenges of going from virtual to real while learning how to become confident in himself following a near-death accident.

From Push Square:

“It’s this true story angle that’s employed for this trailer, at least to begin with. Mardenborough is seen taking his dad’s car for a joyride, and it’s clear his father doesn’t approve of his goal of becoming a racer. However, his time spent in Gran Turismo leads to enrolment in the GT Academy, where top players have a chance to join a real racing team and go pro in real-life events.”

The Gran Turismo movie opens worldwide on August 11 and will have an exclusive screening (per GT Planet) at the Pathé Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam on August 10 that includes a Q&A with Executive Producer Kazunori Yamauchi. Ticket sales are now open.

Synopsis (per official page):

Image: Sony Pictures

Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.

Directed by:

Neill Blomkamp

Screenplay by:

Jason Hall and Zach Baylin

Story by:

Jason Hall and Alex Tse

Based on the PlayStation STUDIOS video game

Produced by:

Doug Belgrad
Asad Qizilbash
Carter Swan
Dana Brunetti

Executive Producers:

Matthew Hirsch
Jason Hall
Kazunori Yamauchi
Hermen Hulst


David Harbour
Orlando Bloom
Archie Madekwe
Darren Barnet
Geri Halliwell Horner
and Djimon Hounsou

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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