BBC sued over Daniel Radcliffe’s “Game Changer”
Rockstar Games, developer of the massively popular Grand Theft Auto video game series, has brought a case against BBC for its film production detailing the legal battle between the original game developer and a US lawyer. Game Changer, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, began filming earlier this month.
Rockstar Games had this to say regarding their new suit:
Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar’s parent company) has filed [a law]suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled Game Changer as it relates to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto video game series […] 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.
It appears the video game company wants to make it very clear that BBC’s upcoming movie is not officially sanctioned or even accurate to true events. Ironically, the company that was once being targeted for its entertainment production is now the one pursing legal action of its own.
If Rockstar Games’s suit is unsuccessful in halting BBC’s release plans, Game Changer will arrive on television in 2016. BBC has only responded by stating that they will not “comment on legal matters.”
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