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Sony gives us a first glimpse of its ‘Gran Turismo’ movie

The film is based on a real-life gamer-to-racer story

Some shots faithfully recreate the camera angles in-game. PHOTO FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Last year, news began circulating about a Gran Turismo movie in the works, and now Sony has officially released a sneak peek of the upcoming film.

The concept of a Gran Turismo movie might sound strange as the games don’t have any story of their own. The objectives include earning licenses, winning races, grinding for credits, and collecting vehicles.

However, this media franchise has touched generations of gamers by introducing them to the vast world of cars and motorsports.

This isn't just a movie bearing the 'Gran Turismo' name, but it actually features the game. PHOTOS FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

The film’s plot follows the story of Jann Mardenborough as he goes from gamer to racer, having won the GT Academy in Europe back in 2011.

Neill Blomkamp takes the helm as director, while Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi is one of the executive producers.

Archie Madekwe portrays the young protagonist, and is supported by a cast of actors including David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Djimon Hounsou, and Geri Halliwell Horner (Spice Girls member and wife of Red Bull team principal Christian Horner).

This movie will be good marketing for Nissan and Puma. PHOTOS FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Not much is shown in the one-minute teaser apart from the fact that the film will have on-track action as well as off-track drama and romance.

We still don’t know how deep the plot goes. However, one thing we can be sure of is that Gran Turismo is aiming to be an inspiring, feel-good movie.

No official release date has been given, but the film is expected to release this summer in theaters. We hope it doesn’t get delayed just like the games.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.