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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:

"Its 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-Twos 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

Tags: la noire, l.a. noire, take two interactive, la noire tv show, lost angels

1/25/2013 11:30:59 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

kraygen
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 11:52:24 AM
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Quite possible TNT told the director they should change it because it was similar to the video game and he took wrong.

Or someone's not being honest, both seem quite possible. I just hope it doesn't turn into another gaming world fiasco.

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LividFiction
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 12:44:48 PM
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"Ooh, a relatively straightforward story just got more dramatic. Gotta love that." Just like a case in L.A. Noire!

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 2:31:06 PM

LoL

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 2:31:57 PM
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Ooh boy, quien tiene la razon?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 3:06:56 PM
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Well, the man is in the entertainment business I guess he has a flair for creating real life drama as well. But it's uncool to cast the gaming world as villains.

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 4:29:25 PM
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I would have preferred if the title went ahead, it's the proper spelling...

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Knightzane
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 6:12:18 PM
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Another guy trying to gain publicity. Like that guy who wrote the (supposed) assassins creed story 10 years ago :O

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___________
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 1:48:42 AM
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oh right, so you contacted them to express concern and never mentioned a lawsuit?
sure, come on dude how f*cking stupid do you think we are?
you dont contact people expressing concern of confusion of title properties unless you intend to sue them!
its unfortunate companies these days always try to make themselves look like angels, and in the process treat their consumers like they were born yesterday.

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