MGM Plans Film Version Of “Metro 2033”

MGM has picked up the screen rights to Dmitri Glukhovsky’s highly successful 2005 Russian sci-fi novel “Metro 2033” says Heat Vision.

Set in 2033 after a nuclear holocaust devastates Moscow and survivors head under ground, the story follows 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.

F. Scott Frazier (“Line of Sight,” “Day One”) will adapt the script while Mark Johnson (“The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Galaxy Quest”) will produce along with Eugene Efuni and Marina Hall.

Western audiences will likely be most familiar with the property via the PC and X-Box 360 video game adaptation from 2010. A sequel to it is scheduled to hit next year.