A film based on Square Enix’s video game series Thief was recently reported to be now under way, after having been reported as ‘in the works’ back in 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, company Straight Up films has obtained the rights to work on the film.
The Departed’s producer Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh of Agent 47 dropped hints surrounding a movie based on a Square Enix franchise at DICE Summit this year, and have been confirmed as producers of the Thief film. Askarieh seems to have confirmed the film is happening, by taking to Twitter to retweet tweets about the movie.
Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (Not Safe for Work) are writing the screenplay, which’ll be set in “the game’s dark fantasy world where a master thief tries to restore freedom, which has been denied by a magic-wielding tyrant.” (via. GameSpot).
The Thief series began in 1998 as a PC game, with Thief: The Dark Project, which was to be followed by Thief II: The Metal Age two years after. The third game – Deadly Shadows – was carried over from the PC to the Xbox, whilst the latest in the series – 2014’s Thief – is available across PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
Details as to the film’s cast, director and release date, however, have yet to be confirmed.