A Grand Theft Auto movie starring Eminem was supposedly rejected by Rockstar Video games within the early 2000s.
In a current look on Bugzy Malone’s Grandest Recreation podcast, Kirk Ewing, an business veteran and good friend of GTA creators Sam and Dan Houser, defined that Sam turned down a $5 million USD provide for the film rights simply shortly after Grand Theft Auto III was launched in 2001. Prime Gun director Tony Scott was meant to helm the movie whereas Eminem, who had simply launched The Marshall Mathers LP the yr earlier than and gained Finest Rap Album Finest Rap Solo Efficiency on the 2001 GRAMMYs, was set to star.
“[The agent] stated, ‘Kirk, we’ve bought Eminem to star, and it’s a Tony Scott movie. $5 million on the nostril. Are you ?’” Ewing stated. “And I phoned up Sam and I stated: ‘Hearken to this. They need Eminem within the Grand Theft Auto film and Tony Scott to direct.’ And he stated: ‘Not ’ … They realized that the media franchise that that they had was greater than any film that was happening on the time.”
Though the GTA film by no means materialized, Em ended up making his movie debut with 8 Mile the yr after, which earned him an Academy Award for Finest Authentic Track for “Lose Your self.”
In associated information, Eminem is bringing his Mother’s Spaghetti idea restaurant to New York.