Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games shot down rumors Tuesday (February 5) that a GTA movie starring Eminem was almost green-lighted last year.
On Tuesday night, Variety reported that "a deal was virtually in place with one of the six major movie studios" to begin development of a GTA movie, possibly starring Eminem. But the deal, according to the report, fell through for unknown reasons.
Reached for comment by MTV News, Dan Houser, vice president of creative at Rockstar, said no movie was ever in the works. "Not as far as we are concerned," he said via e-mail. "Some movie producers were trying to put something together to entice us to make a movie, as studios and production teams frequently have done in the past. This proposal was no more interesting than the numerous others we receive. We never entertained proceeding with the project."