Deadline posted an update to their article on the film Gran Turismo. It is indeed a feature film and here is everything we know about it.
Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is directing the film Gran Turismo
Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9 or even Chappie, will go behind the camera to direct the film GT. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, two producers from PlayStation Productions, are of course on the project like Sony Pictures via Columbia Pictures.
Jason Hall, screenwriter on Paranoia, Toy Boy or American Sniper, will have the mission of writing a story for this adaptation. Here is the synopsis:
Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate tale of a teenager’s wish-fulfillment. Gran Turismo whose skills allowed him to win a series of Nissan competitions in order to become a true professional racing driver.
This story may be familiar to you and for good reason. It is that of several players who have become pilots thanks to the GT Academy. A competition organized by Nissan and PlayStation since 2008 where players switch from virtual to real. And since 2008 there have been winners, including the very first Lucas Ordóñez. Will he make an appearance?
A release in 2023
The film Gran Turismo will be in theaters sooner than you think. The release date will be on August 11, 2023.