After months of rumours and casting news, filming for the Gran Turismo movie has started in Hungary. Even though we haven’t seen a trailer yet, some fans are already mad about the Gran Turismo movie.
Gran Turismo movie starts filming
Sony Pictures has announced that filming of the Gran Turismo movie adaptation is now underway.
To celebrate, Sony Pictures shared the first behind-the-scenes photo on social media, showing a group of Nissan GT-Rs lined up at Hungaroring in Hungary, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix in front of the clapperboard.
Notably, the social media post also confirms the Gran Turismo movie plot is “based on the inspiring true story of a Gran Turismo player, Jann Mardenborough, who won a series of gaming competitions leading him to become an actual professional racecar driver.”
After winning the 2011 GT Academy, Mardenborough went on to finish second in the 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class in 2013 and race in the Japanese Super GT. It’s an inspiring story that’s perfect for a Hollywood movie adaptation, with the Gran Turismo movie chronicling his journey from gamer to real-life racing driver.
Playing the lead role will be Archie Madekwe, a rising young actor who has appeared in Midsommar, Voyagers, and the Apple+ drama See.
Joining Madekwe will be Stranger Things star David Harbour, who plays a retired racing driver who teaches Madekwe how to drive, along with Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell-Horner, and Djimon Hounsou among others.
District 9 and Elysium's Neill Blomkamp is directing the Gran Turismo movie.
Why are fans already mad about the Gran Turismo movie?
We’re excited to see filming begin. If the film focuses on the human story and the racing scenes are done practically without relying on CGI like the Fast & Furious movies, Sony Pictures could be onto a winner.
However, some fans are already mad about the Gran Turismo movie after seeing the behind-the-scenes photo.
Many fans quickly noticed the clapperboard has the wrong Gran Turismo game logo. Look closely, and you’ll notice the bottom of the G is red when it should be blue.
This hasn’t gone down well with Gran Turismo fans, who are worried this is a bad sign the movie won’t be faithful to the games.
“You guys can't even get the game logo right,” one Twitter user wrote in response.
“The logo… Jesus, they can’t even get that right, fml” another user on Reddit wrote.
Another Twitter user also took the time to digitally fix the logo with the correct colour.
The Gran Turismo movie is racing into the big screen on 11 August 2023, so a trailer should arrive in the coming months. We'll reserve judgement until then.