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.