Director and writer Frank Darabont was in the process of developing a television show titled L.A. Noir when he was forced to change its name as Rockstar “threatened to sue to shit out of me” . In an interview Darabont, who aside from his Hollywood hits like Green Mile got the Walking Dead TV series off and running, says:
“Yes, it was going to be called L.A. Noir, based on the book by John Buntin. But the video game company with the video game called L.A. 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. This is being announced right here. It’s a very, very cool show. It’s [set in] 1947 LA and it stars my very dear friend Jon Bernthal, whom I worked with on The Walking Dead who is now free of that…”
We’ve contacted Rockstar for comment, and will update if we hear back.