All because of a 1977 movie titled Grand Theft Auto.
According to an article on Deadline Hollywood Daily Fox Atomic owns the rights to any future Grand Theft Auto movie because of a 1977 picture of the same name which starred and was directed by Ron Howard.
"Yes, Fox owns the... movie. Yes, it has been one of 400 development projects for several years. But they are nowhere on the script. It has certainly not been a front-burner project," explained a studio insider.
Deadline Hollywood Daly also notes that a supposed legal settlement is in place which prevents Rockstar from making a GTA movie and Corman/Howard/Fox from making a video game using the title.
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