Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a live-action ‘Gran Turismo’ film. The release date is slated for August 11, 2023. Gran Turismo is based on a true story, 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 race car driver.
Jason Hall wrote the screenplay, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan serve as producers alongside Doug Belgrad and Dana Brunetti.
The plot details are kept secure, and the project is in very early development.
Neill Blomkamp is best known for being co-writer and director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction action film District 9, a dystopian science fiction action film Elysium, and Chappie.
Gran Turismo game is created by Polyphony and Kazunori Yamauchi in 1997 and hailed as one of the most authentic driving simulators in its class for its focus on precise graphics, driving physics, and attention to detail of its cars, which players would build and race. The series has sold more than 85 million copies, with the most recent edition, Gran Turismo 7, hitting shelves in March for PS 4 and PS 5.