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post Jan 11 2011, 11:16 PM
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Just found out from over the webz that Rockstar refused to sell Fox the rights for a GTA movie starring Eminem. While for some of you this might be dissapointing at first, what really troubled me was the reason for the refusal: it seems like Fox didn't paid enough money. Would that mean that Rockstar can ultimally be bought with a "fair price", no matter who makes the movie, or how? In my opinion, a GTA movie should avoid becoming "the blockbuster ASAP" type, filled with special effects and notorious superstars. It has to become a cult movie, (maybe) low budget and no-name actors and such. The intro for GTA2 is just awesome, and it would stand as a good example!

So, what do you think? Can Holywood do it, or would it trash it? Is it good, or is it bad that the chance was "killed"?


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post Jan 12 2011, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (alooper21 @ Jan 12 2011, 12:16 AM) *
Just found out from over the webz that Rockstar refused to sell Fox the rights for a GTA movie starring Eminem. While for some of you this might be dissapointing at first, what really troubled me was the reason for the refusal: it seems like Fox didn't paid enough money. Would that mean that Rockstar can ultimally be bought with a "fair price", no matter who makes the movie, or how? In my opinion, a GTA movie should avoid becoming "the blockbuster ASAP" type, filled with special effects and notorious superstars. It has to become a cult movie, (maybe) low budget and no-name actors and such. The intro for GTA2 is just awesome, and it would stand as a good example!

So, what do you think? Can Holywood do it, or would it trash it? Is it good, or is it bad that the chance was "killed"?

I remember the GTA2 intro, at the time it was some of the most awesome I had seen on a pc screen. Maybe it still is.

A GTA movie would most likely be an expensive piece of shit, but it could perhaps be an okay movie depending on the script. Hopefully they would not use too much special effects.



QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 12 2011, 01:16 AM) *
Eminem doesn't seem like a good fit for a GTA protagonists to me, anyway.

I doubt Eminem or Martha Stewart would make a great protagonist in a GTA movie. rolleyes.gif



QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Jan 12 2011, 09:31 AM) *
QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 11 2011, 09:15 PM) *
Sure people would go and see it no matter what, but how many fans would leave the cinema thinking - "Well that was shit, nothing like GTA"?


^Pretty much what the argument boils down to. The fun of GTA is playing it and making things happen. Watch one of those crazy criminals on camera shows with police chases, stolen tanks, robbed banks, etc and pretend it's the same person running from the cops. That's a GTA movie. tongue.gif

I'm afraid a movie containing all that would be too ridiculous. Doing it in a game is fun but I don't think I would think it was a great movie...



QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Jan 12 2011, 05:15 PM) *
This seems unlikely. I wouldn't enjoy a GTA movie. GTA is like a semeiotic god of all movies. You can't make a movie about a game which is about loads of epic gangster films. It just wouldn't work tbh...

Maybe it's like making a movie of the whole bible.


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- alooper21   Rockstar refuses Fox!   Jan 11 2011, 11:16 PM
- - TreeFitty   Got any links? Not much news around so I would put...   Jan 12 2011, 12:16 AM
- - Massacre   R* have already said they will never make a GTA mo...   Jan 12 2011, 01:30 AM
- - Marney1   A GTA movie would be a disaster in my opinion. It ...   Jan 12 2011, 02:15 AM
|- - TreeFitty   QUOTE (Marney1 @ Jan 11 2011, 09:15 PM) S...   Jan 12 2011, 08:31 AM
- - DuPz0r   This seems unlikely. I wouldn't enjoy a GTA mo...   Jan 12 2011, 04:15 PM
- - ViceMan   I'm sure I heard this rumour years ago, comple...   Jan 12 2011, 05:48 PM
- - demon   QUOTE (alooper21 @ Jan 12 2011, 12:16 AM)...   Jan 12 2011, 10:48 PM
- - Marney1   Slim Shady -"Will fuckin' kill you!...   Jan 12 2011, 10:49 PM
- - demon   Why is this in the GTA IV section anyway? It was n...   Jan 12 2011, 10:51 PM
- - Massacre   We don't have a general GTA section, this is a...   Jan 12 2011, 11:20 PM
|- - alooper21   QUOTE (Massacre @ Jan 13 2011, 01:20 AM) ...   Feb 19 2011, 10:43 PM
- - Edgecrusher   I don't think the humour would carry over too ...   Feb 21 2011, 05:52 PM
- - Marney1   Speaking of Rockstar movies, anyone seen this? Max...   Feb 21 2011, 06:47 PM
- - TreeFitty   While I'm in this forum, Grand Theft Auto the ...   Mar 7 2011, 03:17 AM
- - demon   Interesting. I don't understand "ABANDONE...   Mar 7 2011, 03:34 PM
- - Edgecrusher   The registration process is a bit too longwinded t...   Mar 7 2011, 07:32 PM
- - demon   So that means anyone can claim the trademark?   Mar 7 2011, 10:49 PM
- - Edgecrusher   Yes and no, the trademark can be re-registered, bu...   Mar 7 2011, 11:37 PM
|- - demon   QUOTE (Edgecrusher @ Mar 8 2011, 12:37 AM...   Mar 8 2011, 02:53 AM
|- - DuPz0r   QUOTE (demon @ Mar 8 2011, 02:53 AM) QUOT...   Mar 8 2011, 04:59 PM
- - demon   Thanks for the legal advice, I'll use it to av...   Mar 8 2011, 05:55 PM


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