The 'Gran Turismo' movie has moved out of first gear and has cast two major Hollywood stars.
David Harbour, famed for his role in the Netflix blockbuster 'Stranger Things' will star in a film based on the 'Gran Turismo' games alongside Orlando Bloom of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' fame.
Considering the 'Gran Turismo' games aren't exactly known for their complex plot, an original story has been created for the film.
The script for the film will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jason Hall, who wrote 'American Sniper', and Zach Baylin, who received a nomination this year for the Will Smith tennis drama 'King Richard'.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the film is "the ultimate wish-fulfillment tale of a teenage 'Gran Turismo' player whose gaming skills won him a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race-car driver."
Harbour will play the role of a retired driver who teaches the teenager how to drive, while Bloom will play the role of "a hungry marketing exec who is selling the sport of motor racing, and just may believe in its art, too."
Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi will serve as an executive producer on the film, and is the latest Sony project to be adapted for the screen.
It was recently announced that 'The Umbrella Academy' showrunner Steve Blackman will be adapting the 'Horizon' games for Netflix, and a film based on 'Ghost Of Tsushima' is in the works from 'John Wick' director Chad Stahelski.
The success of 'Uncharted' at the box office earlier this year has inspired Sony to get the ball rolling on bringing their biggest franchises to the big screen - we're still holding out hope for a film version of 'Knack'.
Director Neill Blomkamp is no stranger to the world of films based on video games, with the South African director tapped by Peter Jackson to direct a film based on the 'Halo' games in the early 2000s.
The project didn't pan out, but Jackson was so impressed with Blomkamp's deft hand at visuals and worldbuilding that he served as producer for his directoral debut, the Oscar-nominated blockbuster 'District 9'.
Filming on 'Gran Turismo' begins this week, with the film gearing up for a 2023 release.