Metro 2033 film will be produced by a Russian media holding company Gazprom Media and it's set to start filming sometime in 2020. The Russian premiere is scheduled for 01 January 2022 but the director and cast are yet to be announced.
Russia's TNT-Premier Studios Company, TV-3 Channel and Central Partnership Film Company, which are all part of Gazprom Media holding company have joined forces to produce a film based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s post-apocalyptic novel Metro 2033, which, as you may know, has also been adapted as a video game trilogy by the developer 4A Games.
Filming of Metro 2033 is set to start sometime next year while the Russian premiere of the film is scheduled to take place on 01 January 2022. However, the director and cast have yet to be announced by Gazprom Media, who now hold all exclusive rights for the film.
One of the film's producers Valery Fedorovich said that this is a dream project for the Gazprom Media Holding and their most ambitious and large-scale film that the company has ever worked on.
"The book by this Russian author has become known throughout the world, and it is embedded in the cultural code of sci-fi fans and gamers all over the planet. For us and Gazprom Media Holding, this is a dream project, the most ambitious and large-scale film that we have ever launched. We intend to invest an unprecedented sum … in the production and promotion of this movie both in Russia and abroad," Fedorovich said.
Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the novel said that he rejected many offers to adopt Metro 2033 to film since he did not find any Russian producers who would make a solid adaptation. Fortunately, in Gazprom Media, Glukhovsky sees an ambitious partner that will try to create a huge hit.
"Despite getting numerous offers to [adapt it for the screen], I turned them all down for over 10 years. “In Russia, I didn’t see any producers who could make a good [screen adaptation of] this book. It just seemed impossible. But now I finally met a team that I can entrust Metro with. Our ambitions turned out to be similar: to create a world-class blockbuster and stun even those who have read the trilogy and know it by heart," Glukhovsky said.