Flixist being a cosy little movie site under the flag of Destructoid.com, I really don’t think it’s necessary to write up a Rockstar-for-Dummies intro. If Rockstar isn’t a household name, Grand Theft Auto is, due to all the controversy. It’s the opinion of this writer that GTA IV is one, if not the, finest games of the last decade, and so I hang on their every development. I still can’t pretend I ever saw this coming. My keyboard is soaked with the coffee I just spat out.
I remember standing in a Borders Bookstore magazine section years ago reading an interview with creative director Dan Houser. He stated that if a GTA movie was ever to happen, Rockstar would make it themselves. A fairly typical answer to a too-often asked question, I thought. Well, I’m not here to suggest that they will make the motion picture, but a very interesting development has come courtesy of alt.systemlink.me. For the meat of it, follow me after the jump.[Via Systemlink]
“On the 21th December, 2010, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Rockstar games, filed for the trademark ‘Rockstar Films’. On June 14th, 2011, the trademark was confirmed as ‘Publication/Issue date complete’. There is little information on quite what the trademark is for, but the correspondent gives a brief summary: Animated motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children’s and documentary themes; pre-recorded video discs and other pre-recorded digital and electronic media in the field of live action programs, motion pictures, or animation featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children’s and documentary themes”
RockStarFilms.com and RockStarFilms.net have also both been registered. Even if you aren’t particularly interested in seeing what the company will do with live action media, this means we know less about GTAV than we did before. It was reported long ago that the company was scouting locations in Hollywood, but given this imminent push towards movies, it leaves to question if that activity had anything to do with videogames at all.