Is Rockstar Games interested in producing movies, such as Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are doing with their own intellectual properties? Apparently yes, but that will only happen when owner Take-Two Interactive will see quality stuff coming from them.
President Strauss Zelnick told Games Industry that “for us to license motion pictures, we have been very selective because the economic opportunity is limited and the creative risk is meaningful. Said another way, if a bad movie is made it may hurt our underlying intellectual property, and if a good movie is made the actual value of those license fees is not enormous. So we have to be very, very selective.”
While we appreciate intellectual properties like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock, Borderlands are being handled with such care, it would be great to see them on the big screen sooner or later, just like it is happening with Assassin’s Creed, The Division, Hitman, Warcraft and more (even Mirror’s Edge is about to have a TV show).
So, we’re ok with being protective when discussing those properties, but we’d like to see some progress about those games becoming movies or any other entertainment product. This is a point, together with more games releasing faster, is a point where Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games really need to get better.