Grand Theft Auto 'Making-Of' Movie Headed to BBC

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As part of the 'Make It Digital' initiative, which aims to "inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology," the BBC is developing a feature-length program based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto.

The BBC's announcement was pretty vague, and almost made it sound as though the BBC was developing a series based on the game. But Guy Cocker, who's developing the program, has clarified that it's actually a 90-minute movie about the making of the game.

Which makes sense, considering it was announced under the 'Make It Digital' umbrella.

According to the BBC, 'Make It Digital' will "get the nation truly excited about digital creativity. It will inspire audiences young and old through world-class TV, radio and online content, and focus on helping younger audiences discover their creative potential and take their first steps. Make it Digital will also amplify the great work already taking place across the UK through major initiatives with partners, and ensure young people can continue their learning journeys long after 2015."

They plan to hand out over a million coding devices to every child in year seven across the UK.

As for an actual GTA movie – well, it's been discussed for many, many years but has never come to fruition.

[h/t Engadget, Image via YouTube]
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