It seems like Take Two Interactive has followed the same suite as Marvel and started their own movie studio.
I just read some news that Take Two Interactive, who owns Rock Star Games, who make the Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and LA Noire franchises, has just trademarked “Rockstar Films.”
Now could this mean that there will be future film adaptations of Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and LA Noire? Personally, I sure hope so!! I love what Marvel has done and taken some of their top comic book franchises and somewhat took creative control when it came to their movie adaptations. Could this be a gateway to us seeing other video game franchises actually being made into good movies? I hope so. I’m tired of see video games being made into movies and the movies sucking. Probably the most decent movie I’ve seen that was based from a video game was the Silent Hill movie. That’s not really saying much, but I felt that movie was the closest to the source material. But it’s because of movies like Super Mario Bros, the Resident Evil sequels, and let us not forget the House of the Dead movie (yes, they made a House of the Dead movie, and it was horrible), we have not seen any signs of a Halo, or Gears of War movie, and the Uncharted movie has just picked up a new writer and director.
I think Take Two has made a wise choice in forming their own movie studio if this is what it seems. Those three franchises would make excellent movies if they are done right. Especially Red Dead and LA Noire. In fact, LA Noire was entered into the Tribeca Film Festival, making it the very first video game to ever be entered into it.
I’m very anxious to see where this goes. Hopefully the slump of horrible video game based movies will come to an end. But we shall see!!
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for now.