Recently, the rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson posted a cryptic teaser for “Vice City,” setting off speculation that he might be involved with the next Grand Theft Auto game. It’s now been confirmed that he was actually teasing a new unrelated TV series, and its plot sounds like a GTA game.
Paramount+ is developing new original series with the working title Vice City, and it hails from Jackson’s G-Unit Film & TV division, according to Deadline. The story follows three friends, former soldiers, who come home to Miami in the mid-’80s after a dishonorable discharge following 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,” reads a line from the show’s description. “Fueled by the need for American green, they traverse a violent and dangerous path in pursuit of the American Dream.”
Vice City was created by writers and executive producers Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters, who wrote the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts film. John Wick franchise veteran Chad Stahelski is an executive producer and director for the Vice City series.
As for the GTA series, GTA 6–or whatever it ends up being called–is in development now at Rockstar Games. According to a massive leak, it’s set in Vice City (a fictional version of Miami) and will tell a Bonnie and Clyde-style story involving criminal siblings.
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