There's a film adaptation of the amazing Metro 2033 coming in 2022, according to Russian studio Gazprom-Media, and will see the sci-fi novel that spawned the popular video game series, written by Dmitry Glukhovsky, debut on the silver screen.
Shooting on the film will apparently begin next week, and the film will be premiered in Russia in 2022, ten years before the events depicted. There's no cast or director announced for the project yet, but it seems to be very likely to be a showpiece of Russian cinema, so don't expect to see many western stars in this one.
MGM was previously working on a film adaptation, but those plans were scrapped back in December, which is likely why this project has now come about. The film's scriptwriter, F. Scott Frazier, apparently wanted to "Americanize" the film, something that Glukhovsky didn't approve of, which would also explain why the film adaptation now seems to be in the hands of a Russian movie studio.
Speaking to Varity, Glukhovsky said;
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.
The game series closely follow's the plot of the novel, so fans of the game series will likely be able to recognize many of the characters and events in the upcoming picture. Stay tuned to GameFront for more on this as we learn it.