Sony Is Really Confident About the Gran Turismo Movie Previews

Gran Turismo movie 13 photos
Photo: Sony
Gran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movieGran Turismo movie
The "Gran Turismo" movie was initially slated for August 11, but sadly for fans, it's getting pushed up a bit due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Nothing too serious, though, fortunately. The premiere is now scheduled for August 25. The most exciting part is that early screenings will still take place around the original release date, so we'll get reviews and opinions weeks before launch. This could mean great or bad news for Sony's new movie, but the company said it's feeling confident.
The SAG-AFTRA strike is in full effect now, with heavyweight actors like Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, Steven Schirripa (The Sopranos), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), and many more protesting in public.

The matter is severe, and no one knows when or how it will end.

Because of the strikes, actors from the Gran Turismo movie like David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, and more can't promote it until the organization is satisfied. The movie industry is grinding to a halt, it seems.

Despite this, according to "The Hollywood Reporter," Gran Turismo previews are being held between August 11-13 and 18-20 for press, social media influencers, and whatnot.

Sony feels confident about showing the movie weeks before the public release. A Sony representative said, "The stars can't promote the film, but the audience can."

Other Sony movies are also affected, like "Kraven the Hunter," moved from October 6, 2023, to August 30, 2024. Another heavyweight title is a "Karate Kid" movie, delayed from June 7, 2024, to December 13, 2024.

The "Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse" animation is one of the biggest Sony titles greatly affected. It was supposed to come out next year on March 29, but it's on hold for now, seeing that the actors can't do any voiceovers. This year's "Across the Spider-Verse" earned $677 million at the box office worldwide.

At least we're getting the new "Marvel's Spider-Man 2" from Insomniac Games on October 20 exclusively on PlayStation 5 to keep us busy. And if you finish it too quickly, you can always up the difficulty and start from scratch.

If you were set on going to the Gran Turismo movie on August 11, there might be something else from Sony's PlayStation Productions to tie you over.

The "Twisted Metal" show just released all ten episodes from Season 1 on Peacock. If you're not on the streaming platform, the ad-free Premium Plus option costs $12 or $6 a month with ads.

Twisted Metal is doing pretty well on "Rotten Tomatoes," with a 91% score from the audience. Even the original IP creator David Jaffe loves it. He recently said the first three episodes are "a great deal of fun."

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Codrin Spiridon
Codrin Spiridon profile photo

Codrin just loves American classics, from the 1940s and ‘50s, all the way to the muscle cars of the '60s and '70s. In his perfect world, we'll still see Hudsons and Road Runners roaming the streets for years to come (even in EV form, if that's what it takes to keep the aesthetic alive).
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories