'Rockstar Films' Trademarked by Take-Two
Written Thursday, July 07, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
System Link has unearthed a trademark filed by Rockstar last year and approved last month for 'Rockstar Films', indicating that the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption publisher could be looking to transform some of its video game IPs into movies. Here's a quick summary of the filed trademark description:
"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."
Rockstar's Dan Houser has expressed his desire to make movies in the past, claiming that if the company were to move into films, they'd like to make them internally. Rockstar Films could be the first sign that could happen, and goodness knows that GTA, Red Dead and LA Noire would lend themselves well to movie adaptations. Rockstar's Max Payne has already been made into a film starring Mark Wahlberg and released to a mostly negative critical reception.
[Via Edge Online]