Take-Two On "L.A. Noir:" We Never Threatened To Sue
Ooh, a relatively straightforward story just got more dramatic. Gotta love that.
A couple days ago, it came to light that "The Shawshank Redemption" director Frank Darabont had tried to call his new TNT show "L.A. Noir," but Take-Two Interactive had threatened to "sue the sh**" out of him. As some of you know, Take-Two published the game L.A. Noire in 2011.
But now the publisher is saying Darabont's claims are false. Here's what a company representative had to say:
"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 [TNT parent company Turner Broadcasting System] 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."
Darabont's show is to take place in 1947 Los Angeles, which is indeed eerily similar to the setting in the Team Bondi game. Of course, there's no "e" in his original title ("L.A. Noir") but we'd understand if Take-Two "expressed concern over confusion between the properties." Still, it seems possible that Darabont exaggerated a little.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire
1/25/2013 11:30:59 AM Ben Dutka