The Metro series is to branch out into the wilderness of cinemas.
Hollywood producer Michael De Luca, whose credits include the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation (as well as a string of other hits such as The Social Network and Captain Phillips), has teamed up with author Dmitry Glukhovsky for the project, Variety reports.
My novel and I have been waiting for this to happen for the last 10 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.
De Luca and [co-producer Stephen] L’Heureux have a great vision for this project, and I feel it’s an honour to work with them.”
Metro 2033 began life as a 2055 Russian novel. The series made its video games debut in 2010 courtesy of Ukrainian studio 4A Games and publisher THQ. It was followed by a sequel in 2013 entitled Metro: Last Light.