Filmmaker Frank Darabont has claimed he had to change the title of a new noir series set in Los Angeles after LA Noire publisher Rockstar threatened legal action. However, Take-Two has responded to the allegation, stating there’s no truth to it.
“It was going to be called LA Noir, based on the book by John Buntin,” the Shawshank Redemption director told i09 of the new series’s title change.
“But the video game company with the video game called LA 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.”
Take-Two responded to the allegations, telling Gamespot: “It’s unfortunate that Mr. Darabont finds it necessary to gain publicity by making inaccurate statements.”
The new shows is set in 1947 and stars Jon Bernthal.