Grand Theft Auto movie, a term repeatedly being heard this year. Earlier this year rumours started that the most awaited movie was in the development stage. And would soon release, even before Grand Theft Auto VI.
Grand Theft Auto Movie Is Based On GTA V?
When the news came out, the movie was apparently in its early stages. It was reported that the events in GTA V would most likely be adopted. The upcoming film would, supposedly, bring to life characters like Trevor, Franklin and Michael.
A Grand Theft Auto movie is reportedly in development, based "loosely" on the events of GTA V.
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Rockstar Games Senior Character Artist Emil Mujanovic was said to have leaked that Rockstar Games is currently working on a new project as its next entry following the release of “Red Dead Redemption 2”.
Mujanovic reportedly referred to his work at the gaming studio as an unannounced project. The artist allegedly began working on this project in February 2020. Several sites reported about this, triggering speculations about what the unannounced project could be. Some fans quickly assumed that it is “GTA 6” while several others think it could be “Bully 2” or “L.A. Noire 2.” Mujavonic immediately updated his ArtStation page and removed the term unannounced project.
Word From The Officials Themselves
In the meanwhile, one fan asked Rockstar Games on Twitter any updates about “GTA 6.” The Rockstar Games support account said — “There is no news on that topic yet. Please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official updates.”
Rockstar Games are known for making films in the past. They also had a studio called Rockstar Films, which produced The Football Factory. Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games themselves have always stated they have no interest in making movies based on Videogames.
Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said less than a year ago that they have no plans for a GTA Movie and have never attempted to make a Grand Theft Auto movie. He also said–
“Grand Theft Auto is the most valuable intellectual property ever created by mankind and we have complete control of the Series and don’t want to risk another company of hopefully doing a good job making a movie out of it.”
Ryan Reynolds’ Movie Free Guy
However, in other news, 20th Century Studios are releasing a movie starring Ryan Reynolds. In the movie, Reynolds plays a video game character. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
“In the open-world video game ‘Free City,’ an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite, Guy (Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC) working as a bank teller. Thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly (Comer) and Keys (Keery) inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine (Waititi), Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.”