Fans who are hoping to see Grand Theft Auto turned into a film have one man to blame for their inevitable disappointment – Ron Howard.
Damn you, Richie Cunningham!
Yes, the LA Weekly is reporting that the film based on the Rockstar series is likely to never happen due to a 1977 movie of the same name, directed by and starring Ron Howard.
Grand Theft Auto, the film, is said to be the source of a legal settlement in which Rockstar supposedly agreed to never make a Grand Theft Auto film as long as Fox never makes a videogame based on Howard's flick.
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, 360) pulled in $500 million during its first week at retail, and has since sold over 8.5 million units worldwide.
I say we all write letters to ABC, producers of Happy Days, and demand they fire Opie and give The Fonz his own show!
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