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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cult Sci-Fi Novel METRO 2033 to Be Adapted as Movie

Sci-Fi Epic Novel METRO 2033 to Be Adapted as Movie

Dmitry Glukhovsky's cult post-apocalyptic novel "Metro 2033" will be adapted into a movie. It has been previously adapted as a successful first-person shooter video game franchise by 4A Games and THQ. The first novel in the trilogy that also includes "Metro 2034" and "Metro 2035" has been translated into 40 languages, and sold more than 5 million copies. There are also more than 100 tie-in novels written by fans from all over the world.

The books are set in a world that has been devastated by a global nuclear holocaust. Moscow's surviving population is forced to relocate to the city's Metro system, and in time the communities created within the underground train stations evolve into independent states, and several factions battle each other for supremacy.

Exclusive rights to the film will be held by Russia's Gazprom Media, who will develop the film through its subsidiaries TNT-Premier Studios Company, TV-3 Channel and Central Partnership Film Company. Director and cast have yet to be announced.

This will be the first film adaptation of Glukhovsky's work, who has been turning down adaptation offers for "Metro 2033" for over 10 years. Glukhovsky had this to say about the adaptation:
"In Russia, I didn’t see any producers who could make a good [screen adaptation of] this book. It just seemed impossible. But now I finally met a team that I can entrust ‘Metro’ with. Our ambitions turned out to be similar: to create a world-class blockbuster and stun even those who have read the trilogy and know it by heart. So as not to disappoint them, I am ready to become a creative producer of the movie and help create it with both my advice and action.".


Filming is expected to begin next year. The film will be released in Russia on January 1, 2022. Here's what one of the film's producers, Valery Fedorovich, had to say about the project:
"The book by this Russian author has become known throughout the world, and it is embedded in the cultural code of sci-fi fans and gamers all over the planet. For us and Gazprom Media Holding, this is a dream project, the most ambitious and large-scale film that we have ever launched. We intend to invest an unprecedented sum … in the production and promotion of this movie both in Russia and abroad.".







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