In news that broke on Den of Geek, it was announced today that three time Academy Award nominated producer Michael De Luca (Moneyball, The Social Network, Captain Philips) is looking at adapting the first person shooter Metro 2033 for the big screen. This is not De Luca’s first venture into bringing comics and video games to the big screen as he served as producer on Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Blade II.
Metro 2033, which is based on a post-apocalyptic novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, tells the story of Artyom’s quest to travel across the Moscow tunnel system to deliver a message that might determine the future of mankind. Along his travels, he encounters monsters both human and otherwise, that want to stop him in his tracks.
The video game adaptation of the novel was developed by Ukrainian game company 4A games, and published by THQ and Deep Silver. It did not sell well upon initial release, but became a cult favourite and has reached over 1.5 million copies sold since its release in 2010. Critics and fans alike love the game’s stellar single player narrative, intense atmosphere, and action packed shootouts. In 2013, the video game received a sequel in Metro: Last Light and in 2014 both games received updated graphics and game mechanics in the Metro: Redux release.
The Number Stations and Collide scribe F Scott Frazier is set to pen the script, however there has not been any rumours regarding casting or planned release date for the film.