Alan Lewis has responded to a claim from Frank Darabont in regards to Rockstar Games, the publisher behind the upcoming “GTA 5,” threatening to sue over the rights of the usage of “L.A. Noire” for an upcoming TNT television show of a similar name, “L.A. Noir.” According to a report by Kotaku on Jan. 24, the spokesperson for Take-Two Interactive, who is the parent company of Rockstar Games, called Frank Darabont’s claims a publicity stunt and gave their side of the story. You can check out some screens from the upcoming “GTA 5” in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Alan Lewis below (courtesy of Kotaku):
It's unfortunate that Mr. Darabont finds it necessary to gain publicity by making inaccurate statements – Take-Two never contacted Mr. Darabont nor threatened to sue any party. The facts are that Take-Two reached out to Turner 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.
“L.A. Noire,” which was published by Rockstar Games, came for multiple platforms in North America starting on May 17, 2011. The publisher is also responsible for the upcoming release “GTA 5,” which is slated to come out later this spring for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. You can pre-order the latest “Grand Theft Auto” video game in the following link: “GTA 5”