Director and writer Frank Darabont – famous for great movies such as The Mist and The Green Mile and also The Walking Dead- has been told by Rockstar Games that they will- and I quote- “sue the shit” out of him, after writing a TV show planned to be called L.A. Noire, named after a book of the same name. According to Darabont himself:
“Yes, it was going to be called L.A. Noir, based on the book by John Buntin. But the video game company with the video game called L.A. Noire (with an e!) threatened to sue the shit out of me, TNT, every company that actually ever worked in Hollywood. And they have the billions of dollars to back it up, apparently. So we’re changing the title, and I do believe the title is going to be Lost Angels. This is being announced right here. It’s a very, very cool show. It’s [set in] 1947 LA and it stars my very dear friend Jon Bernthal, whom I worked with on The Walking Dead who is now free of that…”
While none can deny the similarity between the two titles, there really is no need for Rockstar to use such foul language, is there? What do you think- is Rockstar right to threaten to sue, or have they gone overboard?
As well- this needs to be seen: