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Rockstar Games’ Vice President has admitted that a film based on the Grand Theft Auto videogame series isn’t totally out of the question.

Fans of the adult title have long argued in favour of GTA: The Movie, but Dan Houser has since said that unspecified internal creative doubts must first be overcome before such a project could realistically go ahead.

“If we ever decide to do a film, it will be because we have resolved our creative doubts”, Houser told newspaper the LA Times. He also added that Rockstar would need to retain enough control to ensure that, should the movie be a box-office disaster, “at least we will know we ruined the property ourselves”.

Whether the movie would be based on GTA IV’s upcoming second update - The Ballad of Gay Tony, or just a mishmash of gunfire, police chases, car stunts and flattened pedestrians, remains to be seen.

But you’d be wise not to hold your breath for a premiere anytime soon, because Houser still retains further doubts about the project’s chances of success.

“We don’t believe that the Grand Theft Auto games, which are massive in scope and structurally complex, can be adequately compressed into a two-hour movie”, added Houser. ®

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