Sony offers a sneak peek at Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Gran Turismo’ film

Sony’s CES press conference is always a real smorgasbord of the electronics giant’s different media offerings. Tonight it kicked things off my bringing “District 9” director, Neill Blomkamp, to offer some insight into the filming of his upcoming “Gran Turismo” adaptation.

Sony’s perfected a lot of unique camera tricks in order to capture the look and feel of the perennial favorite racing series. Remember, the studio was also behind this year’s incredibly well-shot “Top Gun” sequel, “Maverick.”

Announced last May, the film co-stars David Harbour, Darren Barnet and Orlando Bloom. “It’s bad ass race car action, that you’re going to feel like you’re in the middle of,” says Harbour.

According to the film’s log line (via Deadline), “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.”

2001 Mark Wahlberg vehicle “Rock Star,” anyone?

The film is due out in theaters August 11 from Sony Pictures. The company also announced that “Gran Turismo” is headed for its upcoming PSVR 2 device.

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