Sony releases first Gran Turismo movie image as cameras starts rolling

A social media post confirmed that the cast and crew are already at the Hungaroring in Hungary to start filming the live-action adaptation of the best-selling racing sim.

Sony has officially raised the green flag on the production of Gran Turismo. The live-action feature film is based on the popular gaming franchise of the same name.

Official Gran Turismo Movie Image Cameras Rolling
Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, and David Harbour are all confirmed to star in Gran Turismo.

Sony Pictures had racing fans celebrating over the weekend as work on Neill Blomkamp's take on the big screen adaptation of the first-party Sony title is finally underway. In addition to this announcement, Sony dropped an image from the set that reveals the official logo for the film. If you look closely at the background, you can make out our official first look at the upcoming film, and we're already salivating.

It doesn't take a gear head to tell that the background shows at least four Nissan GT-Rs, the so-called "Godzilla" of the racing world, all gearing up to race at the Hungaroring in Hungary. The said race track plays host to the annual Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. This guarantees Sony is aiming for authenticity. Interestingly enough, all four cars are pointing the wrong way around the track.

It's been rumored to the plot of the Gran Turismo movie will take inspiration from the story of Jann Mardenborough, the most successful product from Sony's GTA Academy program. After winning the competition in 2011, Mardenborough ended up becoming a professional racer. He's since taken part in races in the British GT, GP3, Toyota Racing Series, as well as the Le Mans, Super GT (both GT300 and GT500 classes) and Super Formula.

Mardenborough currently serves as the simulator driver for the Nissan e.dams Formula E team. We wouldn't be surprised if he ends up joining the Gran Turismo film in some way or form.

Sony only just started filming Gran Turismo, so don't expect to see a trailer until we're closer to its release on August 11, 2023.

Official Gran Turismo Movie Image Cameras Rolling
Sony is expected to support Gran Turismo 7 for several years.

In the meantime, racing fans can keep themselves busy playing Gran Turismo 7, which critics consider one of the series' best entries in years. Aside from Gran Turismo, Sony is also working on many more adaptations of its popular properties such as The Last of Us, Twisted Metal, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Horizon, and, quite possibly, a sequel to Uncharted.

Ray Ampoloquio
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