Another popular video-game series is heading to the big screen thanks to L.A.-based production company Straight Up Films, which has acquired the movie rights to the Square Enix franchise Thief.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenplay will be penned by the dynamic writing duo of Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (Not Safe for Work, Misconduct), and the movie will be set in a dark fantasy world that's a blend of steampunk, Victorian and gothic. The story follows a master thief named Garrett as he tries to restore the freedom denied by a magic-wielding tyrant called the Baron in a metropolis called “The City.”
Thief is a first-person stealth adventure video-game franchise that’s seen four games published in 18 years. It was originally developed by Looking Glass Studios and published in 1998 by Eidos Interactive. Eidos then published two followups, Thief II: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows, before Eidos Montreal developed the Thief reboot published by Tokyo-based Square Enix in 2014.
Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen of Straight Up will produce the movie along with Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment and Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe. Straight Up Films president of production Sandra Condito will serve as executive producer along with Khalid Jones of Source Rock and Square Enix. No director is attached to the project yet.
Are you excited to see that the video-game series Thief may be coming to a movie theater near you?