David Harbour To Star In Gran Turismo Movie
David Harbour, who portrays Jim Hopper in Netflix's Stranger Things, is reportedly set to star in Sony's movie adaptation of the Gran Turismo racing game series. Deadline was the first to report.
It's not yet known what role Harbour will be taking on in the film, which Neill Blomkamp (District 9) is directing from a screenplay reportedly written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) and Zach Baylan. PlayStation Productions' Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad, and Dana Brunetti will serve as producers.
The plot synopsis for the film reads, "Based on a true story, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver." While it might seem strange to adapt a video game and not use its plot--it's worth mentioning that as a racing game, Gran Turismo doesn't have a plot.
Blomkamp is no stranger to video game movies, as he was working with The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson on a Halo film years ago before it all fell apart. He and Jackson went on to make District 9 after Halo crumbled, and the movie became a cult success. Blomkamp later directed Elysium with Matt Damon. In addition to his ongoing work in the film space, Blomkamp is working with developer Gunzilla on a battle royale game called Off The Grid for release in 2023.
The film is due to arrive August 11, 2023.
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This story originally appeared on: Gamespot - Author:David Wolinsky