Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick on Why a ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Film Is Unlikely | Video

GamingGrill 2019: “If we were to do something like that, we’d want to have complete creative control to make sure we expressed [GTA] in the way we wanted,” Zelnick says

Grand Theft Auto fans shouldn’t expect a movie based on the blockbuster video game franchise anytime soon, according to Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick.

It’s not a money issue; the GTA franchise has brought in billions of dollars for Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two, and would likely drive a legion of gamers to the theater if a film was ever released. Zelnick, speaking Tuesday afternoon at TheWrap’s GamingGrill in Santa Monica, explained why a GTA movie hasn’t happened yet.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

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