Take-Two has revealed why there hasn’t been a Grand Theft Auto film or TV sequence but, and why there most likely gained’t ever be.
In a current interview with TheWrap, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned why the sport writer hasn’t put GTA onto the massive display.
“A part of it’s, if we had been to do one thing like that, we’d need to have full artistic management to verify we expressed [GTA] in the best way we wished – and that may imply we’d have to finance that movement image,” Zelnick mentioned.
He then clarified that funding a film or some other type of on-screen adaptation isn’t the problem, it’s that “we don’t have the company experience to do it, as a result of solely a handful of individuals inside Take-Two have ever labored in that enterprise.”
Zelnick added that he’s one of many few individuals at Take-Two who’ve labored within the film trade, however making films isn’t what the corporate does for a residing, so that may imply hiring another person to do it.
“You’ve got probably the most helpful mental property ever created by mankind, Grand Theft Auto, we wholly personal and management it,” Zelnick mentioned. “Are we actually gonna let go of that and hope that somebody, irrespective of how gifted they’re, will do a extremely good job of it?”
TheWrap then talked about that George R. R. Martin had allowed for his A Track of Fireplace and Ice sequence of fantasy novels to be became the Recreation of Thrones TV sequence by HBO – which was, in fact, very profitable.
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To that, Zelnick responded: “However George Martin’s books aren’t price what Grand Theft Auto is price. Sorry.”
It was estimated final 12 months by an trade analyst that GTA 5
has made more money than any game, book, and film, so Zelnick’s confidence is just not misplaced.Within the meantime, HBO nonetheless sees the worth in Recreation of Thrones, having not too long ago commissioned a spin-off prequel sequence House of the Dragon.
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