Gran Turismo Drops Its First Official Trailer

Gran Turismo drops its first official trailer and it seems like the movie really hates gamers. In the first released trailer for Neil Blomkam’s Gran Turismo movie, a young gamer chases his dream of becoming a pro racer.

Gran Turismo First Official Trailer

Gran Turismo First Official Trailer

There has been a couple of games that really made for excellent cinematic adaptations. But it seems that everything about the first trailer for the upcoming Gran Turismo film by Sony from director Neil Blomkamp makes the movie look like a showcase of many reasons why racing sims should not be turned into movies.

The trailer, caught somewhere between being just a video game adaptation and a coming-of-age narrative, Gran Turismo tells us the true story of how teenage Gran Turismo player Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe) actually turns into a professional race car driver after winning a couple of driving game competitions. The trailer introduces Jann’s pre-fame while he is still living at home with Steve, his father (Djimon Hounsou) as well as his mother Lesley (Geri Halliwell) and then spending more time than his parents would like gaming with his friends online.

The Storyline and Plot of the Movie

And although Jann can feel just how he might be able to parlay his virtual driving into the real thing, his working-class folks however insisted that he has got his head in the clouds. But when Jann finally decides to enter the GT Academy competition, it didn’t take long before motorsport exec Danny Moore (Orlando Bloom) takes note of the talent of the boy and then links him up with trainer Jack Salter (David Harbour).

How Will the Movie Fare When Dropped In Theaters

While the trailer definitely sells the ability of Gran Turismo to showcase actual cars racing in a really cool way, it also highlights what seems like a very thin plot consisting of people dunking on a kid for being into racing games just before he proves his haters wrong simply and effectively by joining the big leagues.

Gran Turismo may however be based on a true story in case you don’t know, but when the movie gets to hit theaters on August 11th, it’s almost certainly going to stand out as an example of one of those Video Game Movies that people rag on for not feeling like something anyone really asked for.



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