Cyrus sues Take-Two

The Warriors one, not Billy-Ray.

Rockstar and Take-Two are in the dock again - and this time it's nothing to do with secret mini-games featuring doings with naked ladies, oh no.

They're being sued by Roger Hill, the actor who played gang leader Cyrus in cult 1979 movie The Warriors (you know, "Caaaan yoooou dig it," silly kaftan, dramatic murder resulting in endless problems for men in red leather waistcoats etc.).

Hill, who today works for a business college library in Manhattan, claims that Rockstar had no right to use his likeness in The Warriors game for PS2 and Xbox. He says Take-Two approached him with a deal to use his name and voice in the game, but he rejected the initial offer - which was the last he heard of it.

Until, that is, he saw his very own face turn up in the game. Now Hill wants $250,000 off Take-Two, plus a court order banning them from using his likeness. He claims that The Warriors game, which was released in October 2005 (and which is rather good, as it goes), has earned at least $37 million for Take-Two and Rockstar. Which is almost as many gang members as there are in the city, of course.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, a Take-Two spokesperson said the company "has a valid third-party license for the rights to use Roger Hill's likeness and the character of Cyrus in The Warriors videogame and related marketing materials."

Looks like a whole new fight is about to kick off then. We'd be excited, except we're too busy trying to get over the disappointment of finding out that Cyrus is a librarian.

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