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No GTA film, game buffs breathe sigh of relief

Given how absolutely pony every film of a video game has ever been (although Street Fighter gets kudos for being so damn funny it’s not true – Kylie as a fighting warrior anyone?), the news that there will not be a Grand Theft Auto film can only be good.

‘We don't believe that the Grand Theft Auto games, which are massive in scope and structurally complex, can be adequately compressed into a two-hour movie,’ said Rockstar boss Dan Houser to the LA Times.

‘It seems obvious to us that maintaining the long-term integrity of any entertainment property has been dependent on not making substandard spin-off products to people whose primary interest is making a quick buck.

‘If we ever decide to do a film, it will be because we have resolved our creative doubts, and while retaining enough control to ensure that if the movie is terrible, at least we will know we ruined the property ourselves.’ Thank the lord for that.

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