Joined by director Neill Blomkamp, Sony gave us a sneak peek at the high-octane footage of unspooled race car driving. Gran TurismoSony Pictures, and PlayStation Productions’ feature adaptation of the best-selling racing video game made its debut at the CES press conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Scheduled to be released in theaters on August 11, Gran Turismo I attached the lens to Sony’s Venice 2 camera using the Rialto extension system, which effectively removes the sensor from the camera. This allowed filmmakers to place the camera in a very tight space inside the car. Top Gun: Maverick used this camera system to place these small camera devices inside the fighter plane.
Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the Columbia Pictures film tells the story of a teenage Gran Turismo player’s ultimate wish-fulfillment tale of winning a series of Nissan competitions and becoming a real-life professional race car driver. is explained by The film stars Archie Madekwe as a teenager, along with David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, Darren Burnett, Daniel Puig, Joshua Stradowski, Thomas Kretschmann, and Geri Halliwell Horner. I’m performing. Blomkamp said he was attached to the project because the protagonist was a real person with a “very emotional” story. I was really excited to have this opportunity to shoot
The director describes the approach he and cinematographer Jacques Giuffre took to the film: So Lamar’s prototype car, shot in the third act of the film, had a very small cockpit, and had to be able to shoot the race footage left-to-right, right-to-left, and then in neutral. with an actor. So we placed these little sensor blocks with little lenses right next to the actor. ”
He added that the small, lightweight system also allows for exterior shots. “Because it’s so light [we could] We put it where it can really simulate the angle of a Gran Turismo,” he said. “And finally, his third POV of him in the back of the car. We put his tiny Rialto camera on his arm to capture a very unusual POV of him.”
Also at the event, Sanford Panitch, president of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, reported that Sony is developing and producing more than 10 film and TV projects with PlayStation Productions.and their quotes unknown‘s $400 million global box office gross, he said:
Asad Qizilbash, Head of Playstation Productions, said on adapting game IP for film:we balanced it unknown I think we were very successful. …Now Gran Turismo, I feel like I also have all the ingredients to do it. We have this incredibly compelling true story. And you get the same emotional experience on your screen that you get in ride games and races. For PlayStation, we wanted to capture the spirit and energy of the game. Neil was the perfect filmmaker to do it. ”
Sony also made a game announcement at CES. The PlayStation VR2 will launch on his February 22nd, with over 30 games available at launch, including Gran Turismo 7. Sony also announced the development of his PS5 controller with accessibility in mind. Codenamed Project Leonardo.
Highlighting its interest in the automotive space at CES, Sony Honda Mobility, a joint venture between Sony and Honda aimed at developing electric vehicles, announced its first EV prototype at Sony’s CES stage. Revealed that the brand will be called Afeela.
The announcement was attended by Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri (also an Oscar-nominated VFX veteran). “Sony has been a great partner for over 20 years. [Epic’s] I’ve been using Unreal Engine to make some great games, and more recently, TV shows, concerts, and more,” he said. “We are working closely with them to deliver a connected experience that leads the industry not only in communication and safety, but also in entertainment.”
The CES exhibit floor opens Thursday.