Video Games Chronicle was pleased to discover that Kirk Ewing (former Rockstar Games agent) and Veemee cofounder shared a humorous story about a failed Grand Theft Auto movie in a recent Bugzy malone’s Grandest Game podcast.
Since many years, rumors have been swirling about the possibility of a full-length movie adaptation of Grand Theft Auto. However, nothing has happened. It is only possible to recall the scandalous BBC television drama The Gamechangers, in which neither Take-Two Interactive nor Rockstar Games took part.
Ewing says that Sam Houser, Rockstar Games cofounder and Grand Theft Auto III debuted in October 2001, was available to discuss a possible adaptation. Ewing believes Houser could have been interested in a GTA movie at this stage.
“I remember one day around 4:00 a.m. a producer from Los Angeles called me with an offer to make a movie based on GTA and said: “Kirk, we have Eminem ready to shoot here and Tony Scott is directing. Five million for each nose [братьям Хаузерам]Interested?” There are recalls for Eving.
Houser was contacted by Ewing, who declined to answer the question. Top Gun director and rapper Top Gun also expressed interest, but Houser refused. He said, “I’m not interested.” After realizing that the franchise they held was more than any film, they stopped all negotiations for a film adaptation..
Ewing’s words have been confirmed in history. Grand Theft Auto V was launched and made $ 1 billion within three days. Its creators were able to make more money than any other product in entertainment history. The game has been sold more than 170,000,000 copies.
Rockstar is now creating the next big part of Grand Theft Auto. Although it does not have an official release date or a final name, a large-scale leakage of gameplay footage from the test version allowed us to see behind the scenes of the development process.