Rockstar turned down a GTA movie starring Eminem

AN INTERVIEW on BBC Five Live has revealed that Eminem was willing to star in a GTA movie until Rockstar turned him down.

Titled Bugzy Malone’s Grandest Game, the show focuses on the world-renowned Grand Theft Auto series.

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The British rapper revealed that the games made a “final impression on him” as he felt he could relate to the world and its characters.

Bugzy said, “Growing up, Grand Theft Auto allowed me to immerse myself in an energetic world and gave me a freedom I didn’t always have in everyday life.”

Speaking to former game developer Kirk Ewing, it was revealed that at one point the idea of ​​a GTA movie was pitched to Rockstar.

Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser was apparently initially interested in the idea before anything was set in stone.

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Ewing said on the show, “Because of the relationship I had with Rockstar and with Sam, I actually tracked him down to his hotel room one night, where I knew he was going to stay.

“We both stayed up late talking about the possibility of doing a film and that was shortly after [GTA] 3.

“And I think at that point Sam still had it in his head that it might be something he wanted to do.”

Later, someone offered Ewing a GTA-inspired film starring Eminem and directed by Tony Scott, best known for Top Gun.

Ewing continues: “Am I supposed to tell this story?

“I remember getting a call from a producer in Los Angeles at around 4 a.m. with an offer to do a movie.

“He said, ‘Kirk, we have Eminem as the lead, and it’s a Tony Scott movie with five million on the face, are you interested?’

“I called Sam and said, ‘Look, listen to this, they want Eminem to direct the Grand Theft Auto movie and Tony Scott and he said, ‘Not interested.'”

Apparently, following the success of the GTA series, Houser had changed his mind about the idea of ​​a possible movie.

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Ewing explained, “At that point, they withdrew from all talk about filmmaking.

“When they realized the media franchise they had was bigger than any movie that was running at the time.”

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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