Rockstar Responds To BBC's Grand Theft Auto Dramatization With A Pair Of Tweets
The BBC dramatization of the history of Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto with Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton aired tonight, and Rockstar offered up a pair of sarcastic tweets in response.
The documentary stars Radcliffe and Paxton as Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser and outspoken anti-video game attorney Jack Thompson, respectively. Rockstar has been mostly quiet about the film, though it did sue BBC back in May over misuse of the Grand Theft Auto trademark. The suit did not seek to shut down production or otherwise prevent the film from being made.
In its tweets, Rockstar jokingly compares the film to BBC children's shows of the past. Basil Brush is a fox puppet that appeared on children's programming in the early '60s and Rentaghost is a BBC show from the late '70s about a firm that rented out ghosts for various tasks.
@BBC This new Rentaghost isn’t as good as I remember— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 15, 2015
@BBC Was Basil Brush busy? What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) September 15, 2015
For more details on the TV movie, head here. You can also check out a trailer below. It's unclear if the film will see official release in North America.