Movie adaptation of Thief videogames in development

News Simon Brew 1 Jul 2014 - 06:56

The Thief series of videogames is making its way to the movies...

The latest videogame series to jump across to the big screen looks like being the Thief franchuse. The Tracking Board reports that Vertigo and Prime Universe are developing a film of Thief, which is set to be produced by Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh.

Centred around an intriguing hero in Garrett, the Thief games actually seem quite a good fit for a film, with the usual caveat that they'd need to get the tone and the story right. With stealth very much the key weapon in the games, if all concerned can resist the urge to turn this into an action festival, and instead focus on more Mission: Impossible-esque tense set pieces, then this could be a lot of fun. Heck, get Brian De Palma in to direct it.

There's no timescale that we know of for the project at the moment, but we'll keep an eye on Thief's progress...

The Tracking Board.

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