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Uwe Boll wants to make Grand Theft Auto film

UweBoll.jpgIf you listen really carefully, you can probably hear Richard shouting obscenities all the way from California. Uwe Boll has said that he is the man to bring Grand Theft Auto to the big screen. The quote attributed to him shows the usual amount of modesty. Man this guy likes the sound of his own voice.

Uwe Boll thinks that he could make a Grand Theft Auto film, and all for $30 million. He is quoted on Vulture thorough /film as saying:

Grand Theft Auto would be super interesting for me, and I think I would actually be the right guy to do it, because my movies are all bloody and violent and I don’t have a problem with action scenes. But look, they will go, in the end, with a Michael Bay or a Brett Ratner, and it will be a PG-13 movie made for $150 million. I think it would be better to make a $30 million, very hard, brutal movie without compromising, but I’m not optimistic

Let's hope his lack of optimism is validated. I love Grand Theft Auto but I'm not sure I'd like to see any GTA film, I do know for sure I wouldn't want him in charge of it if there was one. Rockstar haven't commented, which hopefully means nothing. What do you think, is a GTA film a good idea with any director? Would you actually like to see Uwe Boll have a crack at it?



I can't see them making a GTA film whoever is behind it, I mean what would it end up being? After all GTA is a mish-mash of so many influences in film already that it just wouldn't work, what's the plot going to be?

At it's core GTA is a free roaming game that is filled with intricate little details such as mini-games, the way characters behave, radio stations, television stations and so on. All those things pulled together make GTA great.

All that would be lost in a film that would have to have a plot about a guy rising to the top of the criminal world in his city - Scarface, etc.

Instantly it loses what GTA is, because GTA really is about the gaming experience.

That aside Uwe Boll would make another Postal film, and I think that says it all.

I think you're right, and that's why game to film adaptations have generally failed to hit the mark. As soon as you take away the interactive element to it, they lose a large dimension of what made them appealing.

I'd much rather spend a few hours playing GTA IV than sitting in a cinema watching a film of it. And why sit for a couple of hours watching a Halo movie when you could play it until 3am, and then go in to work a few hours later. Ahem, not that we've done that.

It does seem to work the other way round though. A film with a decent plot can become a decent game, sometimes!


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