Actor David Harbour, who plays police chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Thingswill be at the heart of a big screen adaptation of the popular car racing video game series Gran Turismo.
The film, produced by Sony and PlayStation Productions, will be directed by South African Neil Blomkamp, who notably signed the social science fiction film District 9as well as Chappie and Elysium.
Based on a true story, Gran Turismo will follow the story of a player whose skills allow him to win a series of video game competitions organized by Nissan in order to become a real racing driver. The release of the feature film is scheduled for April 11, 2023.
Launched in 1997, Gran Turismo is one of the most popular car racing video game series, alongside other heavy hitters like Need for Speed. These titles have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. The last in the series, Gran Turismo 7was released in March 2022.