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Aronofsky on GTA?

Nov. 25, 2008by:

So with THE WRESTLER making the rounds and ROBOCOP still in early development, could Darren Aronofsky be playing with GRAND THEFT AUTO? Well if you mean literally playing "Grand Theft Auto IV" on his Xbox 360, then yeah. If you mean directing a GRAND THEFT AUTO movie, then probably not. But just that a director as heady as Aronofsky is into GTA is pretty cool to hear. The director, as part of the New York Times' 2008 "Moments That Mattered" retrospective, Aronofsky chose to wax poetic on GTA IV:

Looking over Nikos shoulder up at the virtual parachute jump in Grand Theft Auto IVs version of Coney Island, grabbing a dollar hot dog off the boardwalk to get my health back, then leaping into a bullet-hole-riddled Hummer and smashing through my childhood neighborhood, flying over sand dunes on Manhattan Beach and finally drowning in the sea off Brighton Beach. Thinking, Man, I wish they made this game when I was a teenager.

Seriously! I think that all the time! Although it's probably a good thing they didn't because I almost flunked out of school playing "Mega Man." The thought of playing GTA on a huge flat screen just makes my teenage self get weak in the knees. You can head here to read more "Moments That Mattered" including "SNL's" Andy Samberg who asks, "How long till I can get a decent robot?"

Extra Tidbit: I have a sinking feeling that we'll never see Aronofsky's ROBOCOP.
Source: NY Times

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2:23AM on 11/26/2008

just say no to videogame movies

Isn't a GTA movie something Uwe Boll would lose his load over?

(Aronofsky cannot improve Verhoeven's RoboCop.)
Isn't a GTA movie something Uwe Boll would lose his load over?

(Aronofsky cannot improve Verhoeven's RoboCop.)
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10:36PM on 11/25/2008

WTF?

I don't know what is up with all of the bitching about Aronofsky remaking Robocop. Mark my words, it will be amazing. All these people hating on it right now will all say how great it is once it hits theaters (granted it does). And even if it is a slow news day, who cares? This was a good article. It is cool to see Darren has good taste in games. When it comes to his movies, he has yet to disappoint.
I don't know what is up with all of the bitching about Aronofsky remaking Robocop. Mark my words, it will be amazing. All these people hating on it right now will all say how great it is once it hits theaters (granted it does). And even if it is a slow news day, who cares? This was a good article. It is cool to see Darren has good taste in games. When it comes to his movies, he has yet to disappoint.
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8:09PM on 11/25/2008

I don't care who directs it...

...remaking RoboCop is like messing with Jaws! It's a prefect classic that cannot be improved upon. To waste a great director like Aronofsky's talents on a remake/reboot is even worse.
...remaking RoboCop is like messing with Jaws! It's a prefect classic that cannot be improved upon. To waste a great director like Aronofsky's talents on a remake/reboot is even worse.
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5:07PM on 11/25/2008

lol

really slow day today huh?
really slow day today huh?
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4:42PM on 11/25/2008
Wow! A whole story about a director who plays a video game! You guys are really out of ideas for articles aren't you? And we complain about Hollywood being out of fresh ideas...
Wow! A whole story about a director who plays a video game! You guys are really out of ideas for articles aren't you? And we complain about Hollywood being out of fresh ideas...
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3:16PM on 11/25/2008

Leave Robocop be

I feel like Aronofsky shouldn't remake Robocop. I dislike remakes, and Robocop doesn't need one.
I feel like Aronofsky shouldn't remake Robocop. I dislike remakes, and Robocop doesn't need one.
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3:02PM on 11/25/2008
GTA 4 came out a week before I had 3 major college papers due. How the fuck I didn't fail those classes is beyond me.

But, a GTA movie would be totally redundant. As would a Metal Gear Solid movie. As would a Bioshock movie. As would a Gears of War movie. As would a God of War movie.... Fuck it, you see where I'm going with this.
GTA 4 came out a week before I had 3 major college papers due. How the fuck I didn't fail those classes is beyond me.

But, a GTA movie would be totally redundant. As would a Metal Gear Solid movie. As would a Bioshock movie. As would a Gears of War movie. As would a God of War movie.... Fuck it, you see where I'm going with this.
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12:47PM on 11/25/2008
AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH A PS3??
AM I THE ONLY ONE WITH A PS3??
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12:26PM on 11/25/2008
I think Max Payne would make a good movie..

Yeahh, the one in theaters sucks but it can still be made a good movie!
I think Max Payne would make a good movie..

Yeahh, the one in theaters sucks but it can still be made a good movie!
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12:23PM on 11/25/2008

Ditch Robocop

and focus on GTA instead. I think Darren can make this a great video game movie. the last decent one i saw was hitman. Grand theft auto has all the elements to be a great film. Just don't let Paul W.S. Anderson touch it.
and focus on GTA instead. I think Darren can make this a great video game movie. the last decent one i saw was hitman. Grand theft auto has all the elements to be a great film. Just don't let Paul W.S. Anderson touch it.
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12:14PM on 11/25/2008

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I actually think this and "Fallout 3" are two of the only games that would make good movies. I think it'd be kind of a "Wire"-esque thing. I mean, how many movies have been made about criminals? And a lot of them are great. You wouldn't take it plot point for plot point, but if you took the characters and some of the major plot points, I think GTAIV could make a good film.
I actually think this and "Fallout 3" are two of the only games that would make good movies. I think it'd be kind of a "Wire"-esque thing. I mean, how many movies have been made about criminals? And a lot of them are great. You wouldn't take it plot point for plot point, but if you took the characters and some of the major plot points, I think GTAIV could make a good film.
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12:14PM on 11/25/2008

The Fountain Sucked

just saying
just saying
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11:57AM on 11/25/2008
i agree with coldzro
but i'm sure folks that like mindless entertainment may like this movie.
i agree with coldzro
but i'm sure folks that like mindless entertainment may like this movie.
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11:13AM on 11/25/2008
Regardless of whoever is attached to make a Grand Theft Auto movie, it sounds about as enticing as Ecks Vs Sever...
Regardless of whoever is attached to make a Grand Theft Auto movie, it sounds about as enticing as Ecks Vs Sever...
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10:04AM on 11/25/2008
I'm with you Sampson. I have a lot of faith in Aronofsky and his vision, but I'm afraid that whatever studio is backing Robocop will not have faith.
I'm with you Sampson. I have a lot of faith in Aronofsky and his vision, but I'm afraid that whatever studio is backing Robocop will not have faith.
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9:43AM on 11/25/2008
I don't know what this news really is, but if it has anything to do with a GTA movie -- which is what I thought I was about to read when I clicked the headline -- then I just want to put my vote out there: No.

Awesome game series; unnecessary movie.
I don't know what this news really is, but if it has anything to do with a GTA movie -- which is what I thought I was about to read when I clicked the headline -- then I just want to put my vote out there: No.

Awesome game series; unnecessary movie.
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