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Submitted by Pozzle 768d ago | rumor

Report: Rockstar Threatened To “Sue The S**t” Out Of A TV Show Called LA Noir

Hollywood director and writer Frank Darabont was working on a TV show called LA Noir, which aside from having a similar name to Rockstar's 2011 adventure was also set in Los Angeles circa 1947, the same year the game begins. Despite being based on a book by the same name, he says he's had to change the name after Rockstar "threatened to sue the sh*t out of me". (Industry, L.A. Noire, Rockstar Games)

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MultiConsoleGamer  +   769d ago
A TV show, based on a book, that's similar to a game, that plays like a movie.

I wouldn't want to mess with the Rockstar lawyers. They'll send Carl Johnson to your house.
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ThichQuangDuck  +   768d ago
I love Rockstar but this one is crazy there are multiple L.A. Noir named books that came out before their game.

http://www.amazon.com/L-Noi...

http://www.amazon.com/Noir-...

If they are to be adapted into a movie or TV show it doesn't make sense for Rockstar to sue them unless they are thinking about making L.A. Noire a TV show.

Copyright claims are coming out the woodwork CJ
Derekvinyard13  +   768d ago
UPDATE- GAME PUBLISHER DENIES.. Please read article people
ThichQuangDuck  +   768d ago
@Derekvinyard13

I can only read the article I am given cannot account for future updates. Glad that Darabont was wrong about this one misunderstandings happen. Lost Angeles is more unique anyhow in naming.
THC CELL  +   769d ago
Yawn, seen a farcry film other day with han from European gigilo in it, did Ubisoft cry,no
FarCryLover182  +   768d ago
NOOOOO don't watch that.
sourav93  +   768d ago
Isn't that film actually based on the game "Far Cry" ?
FarCryLover182  +   768d ago
Yes and it was officially licensed by Ubi. BUT

Uwe Boll directed, so you know what to do. Dont watch!!!
Summons75  +   768d ago
Why does rockstar care? They're nothing but bullies, not to mention they forcefully closed they studio that made la noire after torturing them during development. Horrible business practices and yet people eat there games up like it was the only game in the world. I liked la noire and red dead redemption but I hate r* for the way they treat their employees.
TheoreticalParticle  +   768d ago
Uh, that wasn't Rockstar torturing those guys at Team Bondi, that was the Team Bondi guys torturing Team Bondi.
cleverusername  +   768d ago
If you're going to rant, make sure you get your facts right 1st!
Derekvinyard13  +   768d ago
Bubble down for trolling. Get ur facts straight
Temporary  +   768d ago
it's no secret that R* treats their employees like shit ...

In the grand scheme of things it wouldve probably HELPED LA Noire more than HURT it ...

Im sure people would pick the game up after watching the TV series ... but having it sound like theyre connected when theyre not would bother me too I guess if i were R*.
Derekvinyard13  +   768d ago
Umm rockstar didn't make the game, and they stopped working with team bondi, the company that abused there workers. I urge you to do research before u post
tachy0n  +   768d ago
hmm take two are the ones afraid of everything not rockstar....
Caffo01  +   768d ago
I hate this game, i couldn't play it because of my 60gb ps3 constantlty shutting off...that's the only game i can't play with my ps3 and i blame Rockstar..

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