In conjunction with the novel’s author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, producers Michael De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux will helm the project. Producing alongside them is Eugene Efuni, who brought the former two on board.
Metro 2033 follows Artyom as he and others rebuild civilization under the Moscow Subway system after surviving World War III. In the tunnels and stations that comprise “the world’s largest nuclear fallout shelter,” the survivors build upon the newly formed society and culture by mimicking the one previously lost.
Glukhovsky says he and his novel “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. De Luca and L’Heureux have a great vision for this project, and I feel it’s an honor to work with them.”
Metro 2033 has also previously been adapted into a survival-horror first-person shooter game series. Sharing the same name as the novel it’s based upon, Metro 2033, and the its sequel Metro Last Light, carry the same premise and protagonist. The games have been lauded for their stellar gameplay and unique setting, while often being criticized for the awkward choice of having a silent-protagonist.
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[Source: Variety; Top Image: From Metro 2033 Game, Courtesy of 4A Games]