The lights are on
The book-turned-game could see a big-screen release courtesy of mega-studio MGM. F. Scott Frazier is penning the script.
The novel, which details a post-apocalyptic Russia where the remnants of humanity scratch out a meager existence in the ruins of underground subway networks, was originally published online in 2002 in Russia. It received a physical novel edition in 2009 and an English version in 2010. The well-received video game from THQ and 4A Games also hit in 2010, with a sequel named Metro: Last Light due out next year.
Production company Gran Via (The Notebook, The Guardian [TV show]) is behind the film. Writer F. Scott Frazier is listed as a QA tester for a few low-budget licensed games at THQ in 2004 at IMDB, as well as penning several screenplays including the upcoming John Cusack thriller The Numbers Station and Warner Bros.' Line of Sight.
No release date or other information for a Metro film has been announced.
[via Hollywood Reporter]
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A great, highly underrated game. If this movie ends up being made...let's just hope it turns out better than what we're used to.
Hmmm... This might be good. We'll see...
The book was really good. I haven't completed the game yet, but it takes a far detour away from the events in the book so far. Hopefully the movie will turn out good as well.
Ehhh.... Hope it's good.
Fantastic news! Read the book, played the game, and love the series. God, though, I hope that they handle the subject matter well...I don't want a hammy B-movie to ruin the great track record.
Well... the game has set the bar pretty high in all areas. Good luck MGM!
I never liked Metro, tbh.
This could fare well as a movie.
The game was pretty faithful to the book, so hopefully the movie retains the same quality. If it's done with some care this could turn out great. There have been a tonne of good post-apocalyptic games recently, but the last good movie was The Road.
Please sir.... no more!! Stop! Why the hell is Uwe boll still alive??!
well, here's hoping they don't butcher what made this game great.
i love the book and the gme and hope they dont mess it up