The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been recently working on a new film starring the actor who have become famous due to its main role in the successful `Harry Potter` franchise, Daniel Radcliffe. The movie has been filmed near Cape Town and it is based on the real story behind the rise of the Grand Theft Auto video game series, a subject beloved by gamers, geeks and tech enthusiasts alike. So, if you put it that way, there is nothing that sounds bad. We have Harry Potter starring a movie based on the raise to success of one of the best video game series that the world has ever known and the movie is being filmed by one of the most respected broadcasting corporations of our days, the BBC. What could go wrong, you may legitimately ask. Still, there certainly are some things that fell off the right track, as Take-Two Interactive, the mother company of Rockstar Games files lawsuit against BBC.
According to the recent announcement by the officials talking on behalf of Take-Two Interactive, it looks like the argument between the two sides is in connection to an accusation of trademark infringement. Even if the lawsuit looks like a serious threat to BBC, in terms of popularity and image and also hypothetical fines, the British Broadcasting Corporation has yet declined to comment on the matter, stating that legal problems are to be discussed in the official context of the court.
The drama which has been filmed over the past several weeks is a project signed by BBC2. Its main purpose is to present the conflicts which emerged as the Grand Theft Auto series were becoming video games which made history. Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton are the stars of the small screen production.
Daniel Radcliffe plays the part of Sam Houser, who is the president and also co founder of Rockstar Games, the company behind the GTA series, a record breaking video game franchise. Bill Paxton has been assigned the role of Jack Thompson, an American attorney who pleaded against the violence featured throughout the entire GTA series.
“While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project,”
Alan Lewis has said in a statement. Lewis is in the position of spokesman representing the interests of Take-Two Interactive.
According to Take-Two Interactive, the company has tried numerous times to resolve these problems directly with the BBC. However, their trials have failed every time, they said.
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