Ok, bare with me here, I know as little about this as you probably do, unless you can read Russian, in which case, you’ve had access to this for awhile. In a process that feels a little like ‘Fifty Shades … Continue reading

Russian Sci-Fi Mutants And Nazis: MGM Booting Up ‘Metro 2033′

Ok, bare with me here, I know as little about this as you probably do, unless you can read Russian, in which case, you’ve had access to this for awhile.

In a process that feels a little like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Dmitri Glukhovsky published his novel ‘Metro 2033′ on the internet in 2002. It gained enough popularity to become a book in 2005 and spawn a video game and 20-book series as of now in 2012. Mark Johnson, producer of the ‘Narnia’ films and ‘Galaxy Quest’ has the rights and has assigned F. Scott Frazier to write it (he’s got two scripts in developement – one at Warners and one at Universal, but nothing we’ve seen yet).

Here’s the plot from THR:

The story is set in 2033, after a nuclear holocaust devastates Moscow and survivors head under ground. The focus is on a young survivor who is forced to go on a journey that will see him deal with mutants, soldiers of a Fourth Reich and political factions of various metro stations in order to reach above ground.

Sounds kind of cool? Like ‘Children of Men’ meets ‘Attack the Block’ and certain latter parts of the ‘Mockingjay’ book…? Right?

This is bare bones enough that I’m interested, but of the scant details I have one of them is “Fourth Reich” and I have no idea to what extent that’s interesting.

Anyone read ‘Metro 2033?’

  • A_Wise_Man

    Metro 2033 is made by part of the team that created STALKER, the most atmospheric game ever made.

  • fooliocoolio

    fps games are made for people with low IQ. its sad ppl dont play more games like HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA. or visial novels.

  • KoreyTM

    The game “Metro 2033″ doesn’t even TOUCH the book in terms of quality. Sure, the game has its high points, and quite similar to certain events in the book, but the novel is such an amazing. fucking. read. It’s a long book, and quite large in size, but damn do you feel amazed after reading it. The spectacle of the post-apocalyptic world and the journey the reader takes is like a Russian “Lord of the Rings”; the socio-political and psychological implications and inferences within the story match that of something by Philip K. Dick; and the horror described, that uncertain and undefinable source of dread and despair, pays homage to H.P. Lovecraft. This book was sheer pleasure from start to finish. My God, man, why are you still reading this comment? If any part of this comment piqued your interest, then you should be going to pick up your own copy RIGHT NOW! :)

  • A_Wise_Man

    The game story is not quite the same as the story arch from the book, it modifies many parts.

  • KoreyTM

    I agree on both points – And I still have hope for a STALKER movie.

  • KoreyTM

    Quite true.

  • A_Wise_Man

    Bugesda has the rights to it now…so that IP is probably dead and doomed to mediocrity.

  • A_Wise_Man

    You obviously have not played Metro 2033 or STALKER then. No other genre can provide such immersion.