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Monday Surprise - ‘Gran Turismo’ Delayed by Sony

A last-minute pit stop was just announced after previous reports stated the film would premiere on August 11.

We spoke too soon. While earlier reports indicated that Gran Turismo would premiere as planned, Sony Pictures has just announced a last-minute two-week delay for the high-octane film.

Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment for a teenage Gran Turismo videogame player whose skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver. Gran Turismo stars David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow) as a retired racer turned teacher, Archie Madekwe (See) as a teen who uses his gaming skills to win real races, and Orlando Bloom as a hungry marketing exec.

The film also stars Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II, Shazam!, Blood Diamond); Daniel Puig (Naomi); Josha Stradowski (Amazon’s The Wheel of Time); Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever); Thomas Kretschman (Indiana Jones 5); and Geri Halliwell-Horner (Spice World). 

Turismo first launched on PlayStation in 1997, with a successful series of sequels released over the years; it eventually becoming one of the best-selling Sony franchises of all time.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9Elysium) with a screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin, the film is produced by Doug Belgrad, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Dana Brunetti. Kazunori Yamauchi, Herman Hulst, Hall, and Matthew Hirsch serve as executive producers.

VFX are created by Crafty Apes, Pixomondo, SSVFX, and UPP.

Gran Turismo now hits theaters August 25.

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