Metro 2033: Russian Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Popular Sci-Fi Novel Set as Movie

A movie based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s popular sci-fi novel Metro 2033, is in the works.

Filming of the book, which has already been adapted as a video game, is due to start next year.

The Russian premiere of the movie, which will be shot in 2020, is scheduled to take place on January 1, 2022.

Director and cast have yet to be announced. Exclusive rights to the film, which will be the first screen adaptation of Glukhovsky’s work, are held by Gazprom Media.

Valery Fedorovich, one of the film’s producers, said: “The book by this Russian author has become known throughout the world, and it is embedded in the cultural code of sci-fi fans and gamers all over the planet. For us and Gazprom Media Holding, this is a dream project, the most ambitious and large-scale film that we have ever launched. We intend to invest an unprecedented sum … in the production and promotion of this movie both in Russia and abroad.”

The post-apocalyptic universe of Metro 2033 includes Glukhovsky’s original trilogy–“Metro 2033,” “Metro 2034” and “Metro 2035”–more than 100 tie-in novels written by fans from all over the world, and several video games for PС, Xbox, PlayStation that have become worldwide hits.

The first novel of the series, “Metro 2033,” has been translated into 40 languages, with more than five million copies sold.