BBC Two Confirms Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton for Grand Theft Auto Drama
This dramatized movie based on the real life rise-to-fame story of Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto franchise has the working title of Game Changer. We have a feeling this won't be the final name, but it still sounds like an interesting premise, despite not being the GTA game we were hoping of. Rockstar gained money, fame and notoriety throughout the gaming industry during the late 90s, as the first Grand Theft Auto for PC and its subsequent console releases redefined our expectations of open world gaming. It wasn't until Grand Theft Auto III launched for PlayStation 2 when GTA become a household name. Despite its Mature rating, many younger gamers became fascinated by its open-ended style and its capacity for violence, where jacking cars and gunning down Mafiosos and police were common practices in progressing through the game. This led to the long crusade of the former lawyer/activist Jack Thompson in his quest to get the series removed from store shelves.
Daniel Radcliffe will be starring as the British co-founder of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser. Opposing Houser and his company on screen will be one of the best sleazy actors of the '80s and '90s, Bill Paxton, starring as Jack Thompson. Game Changer will be directed by Owen Harris, written by James Wood, produced by Jim Spencer and executive produced by Mark Hedgecoe.
Game Changer is rumored to have just started filming, so we aren't expecting this BBC Two film to debut until 2016.