Don’t get excited: a movie version of videogame mega-hit Grand Theft Auto isn’t happening.
The story, though, is that it’s just been revealed that the project very nearly did happen, despite Rockstar Games’ apparently reluctance to pony up the rights.
Over to Variety's movie blog, The Cut Scene: “Last year, something changed. By the spring, a deal was virtually in place with one of the six major studios to start developing a "Grand Theft Auto" movie. Eminem was quite possibly going to star."
Read it again. Yes, Eminem. Crazy stuff, but no just another bit of Hollywood lore. Who knows, maybe we haven’t heard the last of this one…
Click the link to eyeball Variety’s story.