GTA 5 Owner Has Licensed "A Couple Of Titles" For Movie Adaptations
Take-Two may be heading to Vinewood.
Grand Theft Auto V parent company Take-Two may be heading into the movie business soon.
The company's CEO, Strauss Zelnick, told MCV, "We have licensed a couple of titles for motion picture production and we don't have much more to say about that yet."
Take-Two won't be using its own money to produce the films, however. "We are certainly not going to use our own balance sheet to invest in motion pictures and TV," Zelnick went on to say. "If other people want to license them and we can retain creative control, we are open-minded. The track record of the conversion of video game IP to motion pictures is spotty at best."
It is unclear which IPs Take-Two has licensed. As well as Grand Theft Auto, the company owns other Rockstar properties like Red Dead Redemption and 2K brands such as Borderlands and Bioshock. In 2013, Take-Two said adapting a game into a movie could be a "risk."
Recent video game movie adaptations include Assassin's Creed, which starred Michael Fassbender, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which coincided with the release of the latest Resident Evil game, Biohazard. Skylanders is another property that has been adapted for screen, this time in the form of a Netflix TV series called Skylanders Academy. For more, take a look at this list of 18 video game films currently in production.
Take-Two recently published its financial results for the quarter ending December 31. It announced that GTA V has shipped 75 million copies. The company went on to talk a little bit about Red Dead Redemption 2--find out what it said here.
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