Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novel “Metro 2033,” the basis for 4A Games’ successful and acclaimed Metro series of video games, will be adapted for a movie. Three subsidiaries of a Russian media conglomerate are behind the project. The Metro 2033 movie is set for a 2022 premiere, according to Variety. Glukhovsky, in a statement, said that for years he turned down pitches to adapt his three novels for the screen, seeing no one capable of doing them justice. “But now I finally met a team that I can entrust Metro with,” he said. “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.” Glukhovsky said he would contribute to the production as a creative advisor. Producer Valery Fedorovich called the film “a dream project,” and said the producers — all owned by Gazprom-Media — will “invest an unprecedented sum in the production and promotion of this movie both in Russia and abroad.” Gazprom-Media is Russia’s largest media company, itself a subsidiary of Gazprom, the energy company. Its TNT-Premier Studios Company, TV-3 channel and Central Partnership film studios will make Metro 2033. Glukhovsky’s original novel was published… Read full this story
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