The highly acclaimed underground horror Metro 2033 finally gets the movie deal it deserves.
Metro 2033 will be hitting the Hollywood scene very soon as news emerges that Michael De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux will be teaming up to bring Dmitry Glukhovsky’s epic novel to the big screen.
The novel has already spawned a thrilling video game series that follows the life of a boy who survived the fallout of World War III by hiding underground. The boy, along with the rest of the shredded remnants of humanity are now forced to live in the old metro system that exists beneath Moscow. But it soon becomes very clear that the war was not the worst thing to happen to those left alive — a new, even more terrifying fate is lurking just around the corner.
'Metro 2033' tells the story of a young man named Artyom who survived World War III by hiding in Moscow’s subway system, the world’s largest existing nuclear fallout shelter. It’s in the maze of tunnels and stations that comprise the famous Moscow Metro that he and others build a new civilization and culture, mimicking the old world now gone.
The movie will be a direct adaptation of the novel — not the game — however, since the game was also an adaptation of the novel, those of you that have played the game should still feel right at home. The dark, unrelenting environment that was key to the video game's success should translate brilliantly across to the big screen. This could be the action-horror we have been waiting for.
“My novel and I have been waiting for this to happen for the last ten years, 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.”
Video game adaptations don’t always get the best press, but with this brilliant collaboration of directors and the unique approach that the novel has to horror interaction, this genuinely has a shot at shocking the critics. Big guns, big monsters and lots of dark tunnels – this will be an action-packed, up close, in your face affair that will hold no punches. I can’t wait to hear more.
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