Despite how big of a franchise Grand Theft Auto is, there hasn't really been many moves to take the story to the big screen. There have been rumors of a GTA film and television series, though none of them materialized. However, it seems as though 50 Cent is the one man who's preparing to take the famous video game series and bring it to the big screen. This is especially the case, given his success with crime-related dramas.
Last week, Fif hinted at some sort of project with Rockstar. The rapper shared a photo of GTA: Vice City logo and hinted that something big was in the works. "I will explain this later, GLG GreenLight Gang this shit bigger than Power trust me. Boom #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi," he wrote. Despite blatantly showing off the Vice City logo, many believed he was helping with the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6. However, that doesn't appear to be the case.
50 Cent Announces "Vice City" Show
According to Deadline, 50 Cent is currently developing a new show with the working title Vice City for Paramount+. The rapper's G-Unit Film & Television, Lionsgate, and Paramount Television Productions are working together to produce the show. The upcoming series is an original production from seasoned vets, including two Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts alumni. Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters will work as writers and executive producers for the show. While Chad Stahhelski, who worked on the John Wick franchise, will also be an EP.
The story will take place in the mid-80s after three friends return home after being dishonorably discharged from the military due to their involvement in the Iran Contra scandal. "The three friends partner with a mysterious Colombian immigrant, uniting their financial needs and criminal ambitions to form a heist crew," Deadline reports of the plot. "Fueled by the need for American green, they traverse a violent and dangerous path in pursuit of the American Dream." 50 expressed his excitement on Instagram, writing, "From the director of John Wick Chad Stahelski & ya Boy 50 VICE CITY GLGBOOMI don't miss." Check Fif's post above and let us know your thoughts in the comments.