GTA, Eminem and Hollywood, the incredible project that went wrong

In the 2000s, a producer wanted to bring the GTA license to dark rooms. However, the project never saw the light of day.

Kirk Ewing, a close friend of the founders of Rockstar Games had an idea. 20 years ago, just after the release of Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, he received a call from a producer in Los Angeles. The latter offers him to do a film starring Eminem. A feature film that would be directed by Tony Scott, known for the first Top Gun. Obviously, a proposal for a film with such a star is seriously considered by Kirk Ewing. After thinking about it, he calls Sam Houser, one of the GTA daddies, to explain the project to him. And despite a presentation that was to prove unexpected and very original, he simply replied that he was not interested. He tells this anecdote at the microphone of Grandest Game, a BBC podcast.

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