"Metro 2033" - all about the long-awaited film adaptation of the novel Glukhovsky

The ice has broken and fans of the Metro 2033 universe can rejoice - shooting of the film of the same name begins in 2020, the exact release date in Russia is set for January 1, 2022, there is no trailer yet, the list of actors is unknown, and casting by the filmmakers will announce casting for the best adaptation of the plot at the end of 2019.

Rating of expectations (KinoPoisk) - 98%.

Metro 2033


Genre: fantasy

Producer: unknown

World Premiere: January 1, 2022

Russian release: January 1, 2022

Actors: list not announced

Hollywood cinematographers wanted to adapt the novel Metro 2033, and the producers of the project were either Mark Johnson, who worked on Memory Diary and the Breaking Bad series, or the no less venerable Michael de Luca, who produced I Am Sam and "Social Network". The premiere date was even announced - February 25, 2020, but Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the book, refused to transfer the story from Moscow to Washington.


The events of dystopia unfold in 2033. After the Third World War, only ruins remained of human society. Where Moscow used to be, now there is only a ghost town, which was destroyed by radiation, and instead of the inhabitants of the capital, monsters roam the streets. People who were lucky enough to survive were forced to descend into the Moscow metro - the largest anti-nuclear bomb shelter on the planet. Now each station is a separate state, and each tunnel is fraught with uncharted knowledge and danger, inspiring genuine horror. The main character, Artem, lives at the VDNH station, and he will have to leave his shelter in order to save the station’s population, and, possibly, the surviving people as a whole.

Director and shooting

After a long search, Dmitry Glukhovsky still found filmmakers ready to leave the entourage of his novel and convey the nuances of fantastic dystopia as accurately as possible, without changing cities and continents. Representatives of the TV-3 television channel, TNT-PREMIER Studios and the Central Partnership film company took up work on the project. The TV-3 channel posted an official announcement of the start of work in August 2019 in its group in VK.

Hollywood filmmakers were very interested in adapting the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The main reason for breaking the contract and returning the rights to the author was the fact that American developers wanted to transfer the plot to Washington. Glukhovsky did not want such changes, he considered that the script was turning into something completely faceless due to the difference in mentality and a number of differences between countries, because of which the important part of the novel was completely lost:

"Many things simply would not have been possible to discover in Washington - Nazis, communists, black mutants. Washington is a black city, and this does not apply to the allusion covered in the book. What was a metaphor of xenophobia in general, and not a statement about representatives of African American culture, it wouldn’t work on the other side of the ocean. Instead of black mutants, the developers wanted to create some kind of monsters that didn’t look like humans, and because of this, the whole thread of the story presented in the book broke. It was important for me, as a convinced internationalist, to preserve xenophobia. "

The first statements of the dystopian producer, Valery Fedorovich, appeared in the media:

"We are happy that our company managed to conclude an agreement with the writer. His book was recognized worldwide, Metro 2033 managed to occupy its niche in modern science fiction and among computer gamers. The producers and representatives of Gazprom-Media Corporation consider the creation of the film "A dream project. We are ready to make it ambitious and ambitious, perhaps the best of all projects that we have ever launched. The holding is ready to invest money not only in the production of motion pictures, but also in its promotion in the world film distribution."

The film adaptation of the cult book Metro 2033 will be produced by Valery Fedorovich (Policeman from Rublevka, Chernobyl: Exclusion Zone, Sweet Life, Dead Lake) and Evgeny Nikishov (Mistresses, Real Boys, Crisis) tender age, "Close").

All viewers who are interested in when the film "Metro 2033" will be released based on the book by Dmitry Glukhovsky, who are looking for information and the latest news, will be interested in the start of filming scheduled for 2020.

Domestic filmmakers report that they are ready to invest an unprecedented budget for domestic cinema in a project to promote it both at home and abroad. The film will be financed by the holding of Gazprom-Media.

Actors and roles

The cast of the film has not yet been announced, but the creators of the project promise that it will have many stellar names of both Russian and foreign cinema.

Interesting Facts

Do you know that:

  • If the MGM group had nevertheless filmed the project, F. Scott Fraser (Three X's: World Domination, Digital Radio Station, Good Spy, Autobahn) would have been the screenwriter, and Eugene Efuni (Rzhevsky) would become the producers against Napoleon, Mirror Wars: The First Reflection, The Exile, Second Front), Marina Hall, who previously worked on a number of short films, and Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rain Man, Memory Diary "," Perfect world ").
  • The book "Metro 2033" has two official sequels from Dmitry Glukhovsky, several dozens of books related to the universe and written by other authors, several games created based on the novel, including Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light and Metro Exodus, whose release took place at the beginning 2019 year.
  • The total number of sales of the novel "Metro 2033" in the world is 5 million copies. The book has been translated into 40 languages.
According to Dmitry Glukhovsky, this novel was the first and decisive in his fate. He was repeatedly offered to film it, but for many years the author did not meet in the film industry people who would transfer the book to large screens. It seemed that in Russia - this is impossible. Finally, he found people with whom his ambitions coincided. Together they will be able to create a world-class project, and not only not to disappoint the audience, but also pleasantly surprise even long-standing fans of Metro. Glukhovsky took the place of the creative producer of the film and declared his readiness to help in everything. The team is ready for hard work in order to achieve impressive results.

The exact release date for the film "Metro 2033" in Russia became known on January 1, 2022. The plot is familiar to many science fiction fans, the actors have not yet been announced, and the trailer has not yet been released, but viewers around the world are eagerly awaiting the premiere of the film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

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