It may not be hugely recognisable in the West, but in its native Russia, the Metro 2033 franchise is huge. The original post-apocalyptic novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky would go onto spawn a franchise of over 30 books from various writers, in addition to two acclaimed first-person shooter video games.
A film adaptation of the series has been on the cards for a while, but as Variety kindly informs us, it’s now very close to happening. Producer Stephen L’Heureux and three-time Oscar nominee Michael De Luca have teamed up with Glukhovsky to help turn the novel into a film. Eugene Efuni, who originally bought them the project, is also on board as a producer. And who knows? If it’s a hit, we could have a potential move franchise on our hands.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Russia, the original zombie and monster filled novel, which was published in Russia in 2005, follows a young man called Artyom as he struggles to survive in underground metro stations, which have become havens shelters for what little remains of humanity from the creatures now roaming the wastelands.