Metro 2033 Aims Feature Adaptation?
Metro 2033 is a Sci-Fi, Horror novel set against a futuristic post-apocalyptic backdrop. The concept is a literary creation by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. “Metro 2033” was published on 2005 by Eksmo/ Orionbooks. In 2010, Ukrainian based game developer 4A Games and publisher THQ released “Metro 2033”. The video game version of the concept became available for PC, Mac and Xbox 360 platforms.
The game is a Survival Horror Video Game combined with RPG (Role Playing Game) elements.
The synopsis of “Metro 2033” the novel reads as follows:
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. Artyom was born in the last days before the fire. Having never ventured beyond his Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.
The synopsis of “Metro 2033” the video game reads as follows:
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
“Metro 2033” Film Rumors Surface
According to an exclusive report by The Tracking Board a film adaptation to “Metro 2033” is in the works. Yet, the project will not end with one visual translation. The goal is to create a “Metro 2033” film franchise. As ambitious as the proposal may seem therein lies a factual negative. Video game concepts fail to captivate audiences via feature film translations. One video game to film franchise found success among casual moviegoers. Yet, the shift from the source material didn’t sit well with the video gaming community.
In 2012 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) secured the right to the novel. Penning the script was screenwriter F. Scott Frazier. The collaborative production team included Mark Johnson, Eugene Efuni and Marina Hall. The intention at the time was to base the film off of the novel instead of the game narrative. Unfortunately or fortunately, the production didn’t come into fruition.
A second attempt for a “Metro 2033” is purportedly to be in development. Producer and screenwriter, Michael De Luca is on board on the project. He’ll be working in conjunction with Solipsist Films. The script is written by F. Scott Frazier. Whether the script derives from the MGM concept or an new work is unclear. Slated to produce the film will be Stephen L’Heureux. On board as executive producer is Alissa Phillips and Eugene Efuni.
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“Metro 2033” In Game Screenshots
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