Gran Turismo wraps shooting, offers first glimpse of racing thrills

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The fast-moving Gran Turismo production has wrapped in short order, releasing a short first-look to stoke fan anticipation of the film.

Despite only officially entering production in November, the team behind this year’s Gran Turismo have already wrapped production, revealing a first-look featurette and giving us a glimpse of what to expect when the film launches in August of this year.

The project is being helmed by District 9’s Neill Blomkamp and is surely one of the more interesting blockbuster swings of the last twelve months given just how quickly the whole thing has come together. The project was only announced in May, giving it just over a year to be completed ahead of an ambitious August 2023 release.

The cast for this one looks like great fun with Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell, Orlando Bloom and David Harbour  featuring alongside Archie Madekwe, who had small parts in Midsommar and Voyagers. Madekwe will take the lead role in a wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player who ‘won a series of video game racing competitions before becoming an actual professional race car driver.’

Still, it’s the racing footage that lots of us have been looking forwards to seeing with the hope being that the film can match up to some of the stellar racetrack sequences we saw in James Mangold’s thrilling Le Mans ’66. From the looks of it, the film will be aiming for an equally dazzling aesthetic with lots of drone work to capture the action, which you can see for yourself by checking out the short featurette below.

We’ll continue to bring you updates on this  project as we hear them. Gran Turismo is expected to hit cinemas in August of this year.

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