Bah, if any director would do this justice it would have to be the 'Children of Men' director. Hell that movie is close enough already.
MGM picks up rights to Dmitry Glukhovsky's sci-fi novel with The Notebook and Rain Man producer Mark Johnson attached.
MGM is bringing Metro 2033 out of the tunnels and onto the silver screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's science fiction novel, which was the source material for 4A Games' THQ-published 2010 shooter of the same name.
Newcomer F. Scott Frazier (Line of Sight) is penning the Metro 2033 script, with The Notebook, Rain Man, and Chronicles of Narnia producer Mark Johnson attached to produce with Gran Via Productions. A director for the film was not mentioned, nor was a potential cast list or release date.
In Metro 2033 the game, players spend much of their time in underground subway tunnels travelling from station to station, climbing to the surface on occasion to explore the toxic atmosphere.
A sequel to Metro 2033--Metro: Last Light--is currently in development at 4A Games, and is set to arrive for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC in 2013.
It will suck. I am fairly sure of it. And it will ruin the name of both one of my favourite games of all time and my favourite novels (including the universe series). Unless they get a less-known director who lived in the East Bloc and will get the atmosphere right, then it could be something.
Based on producer Mark Johnson's previous work I think we can quite clearly state that it will be called Chronicles of Metro 2033: The Rain Man Notebook, because a man's earlier work always leaves footprints in his future work :P.
A Metro movie could be awesome.
If they write a good script and hire russian speaking actors this will be good but if they try to pull a cash grab and slap a watered down PG13 version, it will suck.
So long as it's based off the novel & not the game it should be fine. Films of books aren't usually terrible & tend to actually get finished.
i SO WANT this movie not to suck balz.... the METRO universe is so sweeeeet , i hope they do a GREAT job with the movie... but as history tells us, a small chance of a true success... but here is me hopping
Not only is the novel fantastic but the game is one of the most severely under-rated games of the past year (Yes it does deviate from the book significantly, but it's still a good story on its own two feet). I'm rather apprehensive about a film adaptation of either the novel or the game, as both have rather deep philosophical and psychological aspects to them.
So here's hoping they don't turn it into some abomination like the Resident Evil movies, and treat it more as a drama with a couple action scenes here and there.
@BuBsay Who knows.. maybe if the writer is any good he'll be able to capture those elements with alacrity :) Don't be too apprehensive, you might be pleasantly surprised.
This seems like a good but risky idea, the book was one of the best i ever read but was really deep so i think it will be kinda hard to pass that feeling to the movie.
@GreySif This whole Uwe Boll thing is so old now. Few people even notice his game films anymore. Last year he made a sequel to his Dungeon Siege film but there wasn't much news about it and it was overshadowed by his spoof film Blubberella and the controversial AUschwitz, neither of which had any video game connection (although the former did share resources with his third Bloodrayne movie).
hopefully they have the Russians actually speak their own language, it would make the movie more real.
@Ultra_Taco because americans love subtitles
@leviathanwing @Ultra_Taco I love reading subtitles (though no, I'm not American). Having actual Russian actors use their actual language would feel much more atmospheric and immersive to me. If its one thing Metro had, it was atmosphere. Having pseudo English accents like in Enemy At the Gates would ruin it a bit for me.
phugh... Hope they hire Russian actors instead of using English speakeing ones with silly "Russian accetns"...
Game is good, but if you have read the book then game is way off the main story line. Developer changed so much that game is totally different than the book. Read it and you will understand that book is much better. I hope they will stick into book much much closer than the game.
@braqoon The book was great, just poorly translated
@Pete5506 I have read it in Polish, probably closer translation than English. No complains from my side.
@braqoon i agree
Maybe I fail to understand the significance of what a producer does for a film, but...does anyone actually give a damn about who's producing a movie? First and foremost, I want to know who's writing it, because without a quality script everything that follows will be pretty much pointless. Then I want to know who's directing, who's vision is going to bring that script to life on screen. Then the actors. After that, maybe the person scoring the music. But all the rest of the piddly crap is pretty irrelevant to me. I mean, it's like saying, "We've got the Best Boy from [i]Prometheus[/i], the Key Grip from [i]Avatar[/i], and the guys who did the catering for [i]The Dark Knight[/i]. If that doesn't get you excited and instill confidence that this thing will be awesome...well, there's just no pleasing you!"
@thedarklinglord It is my understanding that since producers are basically putting/managing budget, they can give the go ahead or cut stuff from movies, so obviously you don't want a producer with no taste for great stuff... just my 2 cents
When I saw the headline and read "The Notebook" I momentarily panicked and thought Nicholas Sparks would be directing the Metro 2033 movie. Derp.
This will be good only if they can capture that spirit and feel of Metro. I am not sure if Hollywood can do that without ruining it with pointless romance and explosions everywhere. Hope they can do this great game justice.
@Takeno456 Once again, not sure if people just aren't reading the article or what, but "the film will be based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's science fiction novel, which was the source material for 4A Games' THQ-published 2010 shooter of the same name".
This is a movie based on a novel, not a game. I'm not saying the game wasn't a solid piece of entertainment, but the only reason this article is on this particular site in the first place is because there's a game based on the same novel.
Not a movie to go to when you're feeling tired, absolute focus is required to make sense of the batshit storyline
That could be good, Hollywood needs to get out of its habit of making 'games to film' crap, if they want them to be good, give it your all and work with the developer of the game the film is about.
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