Is there a post-credits scene in Gran Turismo and is it based on a true story? HITC investigated.
Neill Blomkamp established himself as an exciting new voice in sci-fi cinema with his 2009 film District 9 and followed with films such as Elysium and Chappie. He changed genres and has since raced towards the finish line in Gran Turismo, a sports drama starring the likes of David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet and more. The film was released in a limited edition on Friday 11th August and will appeal to both fans of the legendary series and newcomers alike. Before you go though, you’ll want to know if Gran Turismo has a post-credits scene and if it’s based on a true story.
Is there a post-credits scene for Gran Turismo?
Gran Turismo does not feature a post-credits scene that continues the story of main character Jann Mardenborough (played by Archie Madekwe).
However, there are some additional footage that were removed from the events of the film. As you may know, Gran Turismo started out as a series of video games developed by Polyphony Digital and published on PlayStation. The franchise debuted in 1997.
It was created by Kazunori Yamauchi and the film’s credits show footage of him and the team helping to develop the video game that would go on to become a phenomenon.
It is also worth noting that Kazunori appears in the film, but is not played by himself but by Takehiro Hira.
Is Gran Turismo based on a true story?
Yes, Gran Turismo is indeed based on the true story of Jann, a highly skilled Gran Turismo player whose success after entering a series of video game competitions led to his notoriety and the start of his journey to becoming a professional racer.
The 31-year-old British talent became the third – and youngest – winner of the GT Academy competition, winning a drive for Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hours as the carmaker sponsored the competition.
He had never been involved in motorsport professionally before, but made his name in the Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series, GP2 Series and other competitions.
While many of the details covered in the film are true, there are some changes from the real story. For example, the film suggests that it was the first GT Academy winner, which was not the case. Lucas Ordóñez won it first.
“I’m not really a simulator guy”
Stranger Things’ David may be in the film, but it turns out Gran Turismo would never be his favorite game, so to speak.
“I like video games, much to the detriment of my relationships,” he said explained during an interview with NME.
“I never got into Gran Turismo because I’m not a real simulator guy. I’m much more of an RPG guy who builds characters and does the whole thing. Although it seems like the modern iterations of Gran Turismo have a specific build component where you have different shock absorbers or different brakes or whatever.”
Still, he added, “It’s never really been my thing, racing games.”
Gran Turismo is in cinemas now.
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