It appears another video game is about to get the silver screen treatment, the word is that the video game series ‘Thief’ has been given the green light in Hollywood.
My first reaction to this news was a bit puzzled as there are many other games that would likely make for better movies, but I was slightly encouraged when I found out who is involved.
Veritgo and Prime Universe are both handling the development of the film. Prime Universe is known for bringing ‘Hitman’ to the big screen, while Vertigo recently made the smash hit, The Lego Movie. Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee are both in charge of production and while Askarieh has only a couple of projects listed on IMDB, Lee has been at the helm for a wealth of successful movies, including The Lego Movie and The Departed.
Although the most recent game release in the Thief franchise wasn’t terrible well received, the series does still sit firmly in a soft spot for a lot of gamers thanks to the marvelous first entry back in the late 90s.
Any interest in seeing Thief come to a theatre near you? If not, head to the comments and tell us which game you’re just dying to see made into a movie.
Source: The Tracking Board