Earlier this March, the BBC did share their plans with the rest of the world that they will be working on a Grand Theft Auto feature length drama, which obviously drew some ire from Rockstar, the game’s developer, as they subsequently sought to block such a move from happening. Rockstar had since decided to proceed with legal action against the BBC, citing that “our trademarks are not misused”. Such a legal issue has not been resolved to date, but the BBC has proceeded by revealing a trailer for the upcoming feature-length TV show known as The Gamechangers.
This 90 minute drama will not be based on the Grand Theft Auto series, but rather, it will be a dramatized documentary that places its focus on the real-world controversy that happens to surround the games, and you can be sure that you will not run out of material from that angle for sure.
Among the more notable names in The Gamechangers would be Daniel Radcliffe, whose claim to fame would be his portrayal of Harry Potter, and he will play the role of Sam Houser, Rockstar’s president, whereas Bill Paxton will be American lawyer Jack Thompson, who happens to be a big name against the GTA series. The Gamechangers will be broadcast in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm this coming September 15. [Press Release]