There has been a lot of Movies based on video games announced within the past year, with Assassin’s Creed and the Final Resident Evil movie well into production, while other smaller titles like Thief have just recently been announced. Another game will be joining the ranks, and that is Metro 2033.
Variety reported yesterday that a film based on the Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novel, which inspired the video game of the same name, is being produced by Michael De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux, and will follow Artyom, who was born just before the war that ended the world and grew up underground, as he struggles through the ugliness of day-to-day life before eventually coming into contact with the Dark Ones.
“My novel and I have been waiting for this to happen for the last ten years,” Glukhovsky said. “I have previously been extremely careful about handing my ‘baby’ over to Hollywood producers for adaption for a feature film, but now I feel that it has landed in the right hands. [Producers Michael] De Luca and [Stephen] L’Heureux have a great vision for this project, and I feel it’s an honor to work with them.”
So while it’s not directly affiliated with the game, the novel did inspire two great FPS titles. It will be interesting to see the Russian Subways tunnels in which the game was largely set in come to life on the big screen.