7:30 PM, 29th September, 2023
It's not often that video game skills end up being transferrable to the real world, but that’s exactly what happened in the unbelievable true story on which film is based. Gran Turismo follows Jann Mardenborough (Archive Madekwe), a talented young teenager whose incredible gaming skills led to him being recruited for the GT Academy by a smarmy marketing executive (Orlando Bloom) looking for an underdog story. Pushed to his physical and mental limits by a no-nonsense trainer (David Harbour), Jann eventually gets behind the wheel for real as a professional race car driver.
Inspired by the hugely successful gaming franchise of the same name, this ultimate wish-fulfilment tale is directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), who took inspiration from Top Gun: Maverick in grounding the high-octane racing sequences in real-life. In other words, no Fast & Furious-style physics here!