Grand Theft Auto: The Movie signed up at last?

After Grand Theft Auto publishers Rockstar recently helped fund soccer hooligan Brit flick The Football Factory, it finally looks as if the movie rights to GTA have been picked up.

According to movie gossip site Ain't It Cool News, producer Michael DeLuca (who has worked on Blade, Rush Hour 2, Austin Powers 2 and Boogie Nights, among others) has acquired the rights to produce a film based on the massive-selling crime-'em-up series.

DeLuca is apparently known for going out of his way to support talented new directors - which at least suggests that, if he does end up producing GTA: The Movie, it might actually be halfway decent.

We spoke to Rockstar's UK office but, at the time of writing, they were unable to confirm whether the film rights for GTA have indeed been signed up. We'll let you know as soon as we hear any more on the story.