Take-Two denies it threatened suit over L.A. Noir TV show
Company says it never contacted Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont about pursuing legal action over since-retitled TNT show.
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The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont claimed this week that Take-Two "threatened to sue the sh*t out of me" over his new TNT TV show, which was to be called L.A. Noir, forcing him to change it to Lost Angels. Now, Take-Two has responded, denying Darabont's claims.
“It’s unfortunate that Mr. Darabont finds it necessary to gain publicity by making inaccurate statements," a Take-Two representative said. "Take-Two never contacted Mr. Darabont nor threatened to sue any party."
"The facts are that Take-Two reached out to [TNT parent company Turner Broadcasting System] to express concern over confusion between the properties and they responded that they had decided to change the title of the show independent of Take-Two’s concerns.”
In addition to featuring a name similar to L.A. Noire, Darabont's show is set in 1947 Los Angeles, the same time period of the game.