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

– by Da7e

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?'

Announcement, Movie Dmitri Glukhovsky, F- Scott Frazier, Mark Johnson, Metro 2033