is reporting (thanks Giant Freakin Robot
) that MGM has recently picked up the Russian sci-fi novel and THQ video game adaption, Metro 2033, planning to turn the title into a Hollywood movie. The movie will revolve around the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Moscow, with F. Scott Frazier to pen the script.
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.
The feature film will be directed by Mark Johnson, whose credits include The Chronicles of Narnia movies and Galaxy Quest. No news yet as to when production will begin.