Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 novel will appear on the silver screen, as MGM has picked up the rights to make a movie on it. F. Scott Frazier is set to write the script while Mark Johnson -- producer of The Chronicles of Narnia movies, Rain Man, and dozens of others -- will produce with his Gran Via Productions.
Metro 2033 is a series of novels set in a post-apocalyptic future in the subway tunnels below Moscow, Russia. The main focus is on a young man who has to face mutants, militant members of a Fourth Reich, and assorted political factions in the other metro stations. Many people got to experience this in the Metro 2033 video game developed by 4A Games and released in 2010. A sequel, Metro: Last Light, is expected sometime next year.
The novel first appeared online in 2002 and in print in 2005. It's popularity has soared, as Metro is now a 20 book series, with Glukhovsky asking other countries to write their own versions for a more personalized take.
As for the movie, only a writer and producer have been assigned so far. We still don't know anything about a director, cast, or a release window, but hopefully all of that will be cleared upbefore long.