Rockstar is suing BBC movie based on Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto

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BBC is working on a movie called Game Changer, a film that follows Rockstar Games and its Grand Theft Auto series during its controversial times. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) will be playing Sam Houser, the co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, and Bill Paxton (Aliens, True Lies) will be playing Jack Thompson, the lawyer who was against video game violence.

Now the video game publisher has filed a lawsuit against BBC, because the company believes the 90-minute docudrama is infringing on its trademarks, according to GameSpot.

“While holders of the trademarks are referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project,” Rockstar said. “Our goal is to ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC’s pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games. We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary.”

The movie is based on “Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto” by author David Kushner.

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