Amidst the anticipation surrounding the release of Rockstar Games
' comeback of their hit video series, Grand Theft Auto V
, writer and director, Gevorg Karensky has produced his live action take on the franchise.
According to Laughing Squid
, Grand Theft Auto: Rise
is a short live action movie based on 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV
Starring GTA character, Niko Bellic
, the plot is that the anti-protagonist goes through a variety of ordeals in the hopes of getting his hands on a particular cell phone.
The actual movie
and making-of documentary
can both be found on YouTube. The following synopsis is featured on Karensky's website
"Grand Theft Auto: RISE is about the birth of an underground hero. He is not the hero that we are used to seeing. He is submerged in his own internal darkness. He is a protagonist. People will fall, things will break, he will be left standing alone in a tunnel with no light at the end."
The Grand Theft Auto
series debuted on the original Sony Playstation in 1997. Initially having a bird's-eye view of the world map, the game was brought into full 3D with Grand Theft Auto III
, which came out in 2001 for the Playstation 2. The franchise has long witnessed both critical and commercial success, and just as much controversy.