Rockstar denies “sue the s*** out of me” claim

Take-Two sets the record straight

January 29, 2013
LA Noire

Rockstar has denied director and writer Frank Darabont’s claims that the publisher will “sue the s***” out of him.

The original story saw Darabont announce that he is working on a new TV show, to be called “LA Noir”, set in Los Angeles during 1947.

Darabont then said that the name of the show will change, claiming that: “the video game company with the video game called L.A. Noire (with an e!) threatened to sue the shit out of me”.

As expected, internet citizens thought Rockstar were being a bully, but Rockstar’s holding company, Take-Two, has responded to clear up the mess.

“Take-Two never contacted Mr. Darabont nor threatened to sue any party,” said a Take-Two spokesperson. “The facts are that Take-Two reached out to [Turner Broadcasting System, parent company of TNT] to express concern over confusion between the properties and they responded that they had decided to change the title of the show independent of Take-Two’s concerns.”

Take-Two also feels that Darabont’s claims about a purported lawsuits are purely for exposure. “It’s unfortunate that Mr. Darabont finds it necessary to gain publicity by making inaccurate statements,” the company said.

Source: Polygon 

More gaming industry news

Rockstar co-founder revisits “hot coffee” fiasco

THQ management’s letter to employees

List of THQ assets auctioned to publishers

THQ files for bankruptcy, sells assets

Tags: active, Frank Darabont, lawsuit, Rockstar, Take-Two

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyGaming – technology images can be found here

Poll

Have you bought, or do you plan to buy Evolve?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Latest News

This week’s best gaming deals

Gaming sale and deal

Here are this week’s best gaming deals

Why the PS4 is beating the Xbox One

PlayStation 4 news

According to research, the PS4 is beating the Xbox One because of good-old-fashioned graphics

PC gamers’ painful wait for GTA V – how you can help

Grand Theft Auto 5

Sometimes we need to put aside our differences and help fellow gamers through a tough time

Steam gaming smashes PlayStation and Xbox

Steam

Steam has more users than most countries have people – we kid you not

X

Newsletter Subscription

Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyGaming Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)