Rockstar proprietor sues the BBC over upcoming GTA drama
When the BBC introduced its plans to make a docudrama about Rockstar Video games and the Grand Theft Auto franchise, we assumed it had the blessing of the video games’ creators. Not so. As IGN studies, Rockstar Video games, by way of its mother or father firm Take-Two Interactive, has filed a lawsuit towards the broadcaster over trademark infringement. In a press release, the corporate says Rockstar Video games “has had no involvement” with the undertaking and that it is tried “a number of occasions” to resolve the matter with the BBC. The present is being developed beneath the working title “Recreation Changer,” and it is protected to imagine Rockstar, its pivotal staff and the franchise itself might be named within the present. Daniel Radcliffe has already been forged as Rockstar Video games co-founder Sam Houser, alongside Invoice Paxton as Jack Thompson, a former lawyer that famously campaigned towards the franchise. If the one-off TV drama is to go forward as deliberate, it is vital that the BBC settles this authorized dispute shortly.