By Ray Ampoloquio June 14, 2022

The Gran Turismo movie will have a plot and is set to come out in 2023

Racing movies are not new, and Gran Turismo isn't the first attempt to make a film out of a popular video game series.

2014's Aaron Paul-led live-action adaptation of Need for Speed was largely panned for going the way of Vin Diesel's Fast and Furious franchise.

Even though most probably would prefer not to see Gran Turismo go that direction, it also seemed inevitable - until now.

Neill Blomkamp will direct the Gran Turismo movie, which will be "based on a true story" and tell the "tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver."

We wouldn't be surprised if the Gran Turismo movie is a documentary-style film drawing from the GT Academy.

Thankfully, with a release date already set, we should start hearing about Blomkamp's Gran Turismo film soon.