It was about a week ago when it was announced by Deadline and other trades that Paramount+ would be developing Vice City, a new original series from Lionsgate Television, Paramount Television Studios, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson‘s G-Unit Film & Television.
Said to be non canon to the popular Rockstar video game series Grand Theft Auto, the gaming community is all but thrilled. In fact, most are scratching their heads, question how is this even possible?
The confusion began last week when the rapper posted a cropped image of the GTA Vice City logo to his instagram with he caption "I will explain this later,". He then continued, alongside the image of a neon pink Vice City logo. "This shit bigger than POWER trust me." Since then the post has been deleted. So, the question remains...
What exactly will 'VICE CITY' be?
The project will stem from writers and executive producers Darnell Metayer (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) and Josh Peters (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), with Chad Stahelski (John Wick franchise) serving as executive producer/director.
Vice City will follow three friends, and former soldiers, who return to their home city of Miami in the mid-80s after being dishonorably discharged from the military for their involvement in the Iran Contra scandal. Disgraced, displaced, and forgotten by the country they served and with no good job prospects, the three friends partner with a mysterious Colombian immigrant, uniting their financial needs and criminal ambitions to form a heist crew. Fueled by the need for American green, they traverse a violent and dangerous path in pursuit of the American Dream.
Alongside Curtis 50 Cent' Jackson's G-Unit, Alex Young and Jason Spitz for 87 Eleven will also Executive Produce the series.
So, sorry gamers. No GTA adaption's or negotiations on any tables around, but if we're talking about the true 'Power' behind Starz television and the home of Yellowstone, then this 50 Cent/Paramount venture could be promising.