David Harbor in a popular video game adaptation

David Harbor will star in a film adaptation of the Gran Turismo video game.

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David Harbor is about to enter the world of Gran Turismo. According to Variety, the actor is set to star in the video game adaptation of the popular racing title. Sony and PlayStation production will be led by Neil Blomkamp, ​​known for his past work including District 9 and Chappie.

by David Harbor Gran Turismo hits theaters on August 11, 2023. The video game racing franchise launched in 1997 and continues to delight gamers around the world. The franchise has sold over 80 million copies worldwide.

According to the movie’s logline, it centers on a teenager Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills earn him a chance to become a professional racing driver. David Harbor’s role in Gran Turismo would be that of a retired racing driver who teaches the main character to drive. Jason Hall and Zach Baylan wrote the screenplay, while PlayStation Production’s Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Doug Belgrad and Dana Brunetti are producing the video game adaptation.

David Harbour’s experience in action projects could serve him well in Gran Turismo. The actor recently reprized his role as Jim Hopper in the popular Netflix series stranger things. Of course, Harbor’s character has been trapped as a Russian prisoner for most of the season.

David Harbor as Jim Hopper in season 4 of stranger things

In addition to David Harbor having a role in Gran Turismoit will also appear in the next Love at first sight movie for Marvel Studios. Harbor will reprise her role as Alexie Shostakov (aka Red Guardian) and once again reunite with her daughter Yelena Belova, played by actress Florence Pugh. The film is slated for release in 2024.

Added David Harbor to Gran Turismo could help the movie win a lot of eyeballs. It’s no secret that video game movies have often struggled at the box office and with pleasing reviews. Perhaps Gran Turismo will be the video game movie that succeeds in delighting both critics and audiences.

It’s also great to see David Harbor in Gran Turismo again playing what seems to be the role of father figure/mentor. Harbor played this role perfectly in Netflix stranger things like Jim Hopper. He brings a warmth rarely seen in many other players of his caliber.

Sony seems attached to a theatrical release for the video game adaptation. The news that the studio has signed Harbor to the project seems to indicate that they at least have a lot of confidence in the project. In the end, everything will depend on the reaction of the public.

As of now, it’s just great to hear that the actor continues to receive more work beyond stranger things. He is set to return to the popular series for its fifth and final season. It will be interesting to see if the role of David Harbor in Gran Turismo ends up being a problem in terms of production for the final season of the hit Netflix show. In addition to Gran TurismoSony is also working on The last of us The video game adaptation is slated for release next year on HBO, which fans got a brief glimpse of a few weeks ago.

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