Rockstar reportedly declined to make a Grand Theft Auto film that would’ve starred the world-famous rapper, Eminem. The late High Gun director Tony Scott was additionally reportedly thought of to direct it.
On the Bugzy Malone podcast, Earthworm Jim director Kirk Ewing mentioned that he spoke with Rockstar’s Sam Houser in his resort room one night time about making a GTA movie.
Ewing explained: “This was simply after Grand Theft Auto 3. And I feel, at that time, it was nonetheless in Sam’s thoughts that it is likely to be one thing that he wished to do … I keep in mind taking a name at about 4 a.m. from one of many producers in LA with a proposal to make a movie. And he mentioned, ‘Kirk, we’ve bought Eminem to star, and it’s a Tony Scott movie, $5 million on the nostril, are you ?’”
When Ewing referred to as Houser to ship the information, Houser reportedly turned it down and mentioned that he was not .
Ewing added: “At that time, they withdrew from any dialog about making a movie after they realized that the media franchise that that they had was greater than any film that was happening on the time.”
Whereas an precise GTA-based film by no means materialized, the BBC released a trailer for a GTA documentary in 2015 concerning the franchise’s success over Rockstar’s objection. The corporate sued the BBC to be able to shield its IP.
Film diversifications for video video games have not too long ago gained recognition, as Sony has been greenlighting them with its personal properties like Uncharted, Gran Turismo, and Ghost of Tsushima.