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“Stranger Things” star David Harbour is set to star in the upcoming film, “Gran Turismo” which is one of the highly anticipated video game adaptations of Sony and Playstation Production.
The film will be directed by Neill Blomkamp, the filmmaker behind sci-fi films like “District 9,” “Elysium” and “Chappie.”
“Gran Turismo” video game was originally released in 1997, the franchise has gone on to become one of the most popular racing video game properties ever, their meticulous detail and realism are well received by the media and fans. Gran Turismo 7 is the latest game in the franchise, releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in March of this year. In total, the “Gran Turismo” franchise has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.
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.
PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash said in a statement, “As one of PlayStation’s longest standing and most beloved franchises, it’s great to be partnering with Columbia Pictures again to bring “Gran Turismo“ to life in an exciting way. We can’t wait for audiences to see Neill’s vision of this inspiring true story of a gamer turned professional race car driver.”
Sony’s stable of gaming properties is making a big wave in Hollywood as part of a renewed push for video game adaptations on TV and the big screen. “Uncharted” hit theaters earlier this year and, despite some tepid reviews, made over 400 million at the box office. Sony has also adapted “The Last of US,” “Horizon Zero Dawn” into films and “Twisted Metal” for TV series.