There are rumors on the internet that there is going to be a Grand Theft Auto Movie. According to a source, the movie is going to be based on the fifth installment of the game. Grand theft Auto V was released back in 2013. It has been 7 years since the release of the game. But, it still the fan’s favorite. After the success of the movie franchises based on video games, Rocstar might want to collab with Hollywood. Need for speed and Resident evil are the successful movie franchises who earned well at the box office. However, both of the movies got mixed reviews from critics. But, it does not mean the movies based on games are bad.
However, the creators of Grand Theft Auto have also shown negative response when it comes to a GTA movie. But suddenly there are rumors on the internet. It was revealed earlier that Resident Evil 4 is in development by a source, the same source revealed that the GTA V movie is in development.
Even though it is still too early to stay about the cast of the movie. But, fans are sure that Steven Ogg, Ned Luke, and Shawn Fonteno are going to be in the movies. All of them made appearances in the game. Steven Ogg also appeared in the walking dead as Simon. He got another strong fan base after the show even though he was quite known because of the game. Steven Ogg also revelaed that Scott Gimple was also fan of the game.
Steven Ogg accidentlly revealed in 2016 that GTA VI might be in the development. However, he did not say anything about his role in the next game. He would love to appear in the movie.
Dan Houser on the Grand Theft Auto Movie
Dan Houser is the creator of the game. However, he is not a big fan of Hollywood. He despises the idea of GTA V being a movie. According to him, a Grand Theft Auto movie will ruin the game experience. The game earned more than 500 million dollars in the first week of opening back in 2013. So, it makes sense why they do not want a movie to ruin the game’s reputation.
He said this during a interview;
We’ve been offered, many times, and it’s never appealed. The money’s never been close to being worth risking one’s crown jewels. Our small dabblings with Hollywood have always left us running back to games. The freedom we have to do what we want creatively is of enormous value. The second you go near Hollywood, people seem willing or have been forced, to lose a lot of that control. That sort of amorphous ‘that won’t test well’ attitude is exactly how we don’t work. We’ve always tried to think of stuff that’s innovative and new, and to go into a world where that’s not encouraged would be horrible.Credits
But, who knows NHouser might be up for a GTA movie now. Hollywood has developed lot since 2013. So, there might be a chance.
The movie is stil in development so it is too early to say anything about the release date.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.