Grand Theft Auto: RISE. Amazing Live Action Short Film

The second official trailer for Grand Theft Auto V isn't the only entertaining free-roaming crime video this week.  Director Gevorg Karensky has created a live action short film inspired by the series, simply called RISE.

More of a literal imitation of the game than a filmic interpretation, Niko Bellic goes on a crime spree, taking part in an extremely well composed car chase scene.  Ammo counters and online usernames appear on-screen, alongside a fixed 3rd person camera view for some of the shots.

I can envision us waiting for a while yet before games actually do look this good; but remove the HUD items and adapt to more of a movie style, and it's fair to say this would make a hit full-length film.

Jason England