GTA 5 Trailer Gets a Shot-For-Shot, Real-Life Remake

"Awesome!" Rockstar says.

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Rockstar Games isn't making a Grand Theft Auto movie anytime soon, but some superfans have now shown us what Grand Theft Auto V might look like in real life. A group of Spanish filmmakers called Zapruder Pictures have created an epic shot-for-shot remake of GTA V's first trailer, which originally debuted in late 2012.

The live-action video is a meticulous remake of the trailer, featuring appropriately clothed actors, similar camera angles, and a recreation of the crop dusting flyover scene. Of course, there's some CG featured in the video that is used for car crashes and helicopter scenes. But it's still impressive all the same.

Writing on Twitter, Rockstar Games called the video "Awesome!" For more on the live-action GTA V trailer remake, check out this special behind-the-scenes video, but be aware that it's in Spanish. Zapruder Pictures has also created short movies based on franchises like Call of Duty and Max Payne.

GTA V launched in September 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, generated $1 billion in 72 hours, and went on to ship more than 33 million copies. That figure is likely to grow, as the game will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this fall--and don't worry, your Grand Theft Auto Online characters will carry forward.

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Discussion

75 comments
the_infamous913
the_infamous913

This isn't GTA V in real life! GTA V takes place in Los Santos, GTA's version of Los Angeles! GTA will not feature international cities because it focuses on American society and culture.

gplayer5
gplayer5

Wow, I must say that's quite impressive. Not all of it was live action but still it was pretty amazing. The level of detail was insanely close.

adro191
adro191

this is not Real life

fred_flatulence
fred_flatulence

If professional actors & filmmakers were used, then I'd care...

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

It's somehow not quite as exciting or entertaining in real life but it's an impressive feat nonetheless.

lightingbeal
lightingbeal

Dedication. Also that last bit reminds me of a Family guy sketch, "Cinco cinco, cinco cinco!"

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

This is pretty impressive. Nicely done.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Yeah, if they had filmed that sequence with the van and the guns and the suits anywhere in the U.S., the cops would have been on them like flies on a turd. 
**** this paranoid country.

lewser5
lewser5

Now we will need an american version of this.

loudangryjerk
loudangryjerk

surprised they didnt try to "real in game graphics for the ps4"


mikemaj82
mikemaj82

They managed to do all that but they couldn't get a shot of an oil rig digging? Not impressed lol.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

super awesome…


now, someone in LA should do the same thing, it would look even closer!! well most of the parts...

blackace
blackace

Very impressive. I wonder if they've made any real movies?

Crazyglues
Crazyglues

That was Awesome.... Nicely Done.. :p


MindTricked
MindTricked

Dang - seeing that teaser trailer again reminds me of things I still haven't seen/done/experienced in the game. Guess I should fire it back up sooner before later.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Wrong city!  It's supposed to be LA.

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

Doing this in America = shiat load of lawsuits

dani3po
dani3po

Spain is the perfect place for this type of game, of course. In few places you can find more criminals, especially in public office.

Xily
Xily

Coming to PS9.

xantufrog
xantufrog

lolz konsoles won't c gfx neerly as good as dis I read tese article and see pesants argung 720p but this had so many more p only PC can handle this well mybe PS4 but bearly

maimran91
maimran91

@rorytmeadows Why U don't like Madrid? What about London from GTA: London 1961? Wasn't it too an international location?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Chr0noid I'm going to guess those guns are not real... mainly for the fact that only military personel and cops are allowed to buy an AK in Spain (and only the non full automatic version)

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

@Chr0noid  Don't you mean any country other than the US? You know, where having those guns is illegal?

When you go to shoot film, properly, you plan the use of a location and have people in the area aware of your actions. There's nothing alarming about that.

the_infamous913
the_infamous913

@rexpowercolt Why? LA is the film capital so I don't see why they couldn't do this in LA and you get more authenticity.

Xyllix
Xyllix

@xantufrog These kids don't get that humor, Gamespot users are more akin to the Facebook/9gag-esque humor.