Metro 2033, the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky that inspired the eponymous survival horror video game in 2013, is being developed in to a movie according to Variety.
Both the novel and the game focus on the story of a man named Artyom, who survived a nuclear war by hiding in Moscow’s subway system along with many others. The underground system soon becomes a civilization of its own wrought with different factions and mutated beasts who have been addled by the radiation, and the fledgling society hangs by a thread as a result. The game and its sequel Metro: Last Light were both well received, and there will be a lot of expectation for franchise’s expansion on to the silver screen.
The movie will be produced by Michael De Luca, an accomplished producer with three Oscar nominations to his name, Steven L’Heureux and Eugene Efuni, who first brought the project to the attention of his counterparts.
“My novel and I have been waiting for this to happen for the last 10 years,” said Glukhovsky on the project. “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.”