“Game Changer” is going to tell the story about the biggest franchise in gaming: Grand Theft Auto. The movie is going to be about all the controversies that involves the game. The biggest opponent of the game Jack Thompson is also going to be in the movie. He tried to stop the billion dollar series, but failed in the end.
Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe have been cast in the movie. Paxton is going to play the controversial lawyer and his journey going against the game. Daniel Radcliffe is going to play one of the founders of Rockstar Sam Houser. He is still one of the developers of the game franchise to this day.
BBC Two announced the movie is in the works recently and here is the description of the movie:
Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton to star in new factual drama, Game Changer (w/t).
Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama tells the story of the controversy surrounding the computer game Grand Theft Auto – arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park.
Its triumph was down to a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days, and at the heart of it all was GTA’s creative mastermind, Sam Houser. In autumn 2013 its latest iteration – GTA:V – earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.
Grand Theft Auto offers gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they can behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American underworld.
But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding commercial success leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values they say it encourages; and above all from moral campaigners, who fight passionately to keep it out of the hands of children. At the vanguard of this crusade is the formidable campaigning lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto.
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