Film Based on Video Game Franchise Thief Being Planned. It was announced that Straight Up Films have acquired the film rights to Square Enix’s video game series Thief with plans to develop it into a film. The screenplay will be written by duo Adam Mason and Simon Boyes.
Straight Up Films’ President of Production Sandra Condito will be the executive producer on the film along with Khalid Jones of Source Rock and Square Enix. “We have always been passionate about telling stories and bringing them to different medium,” says David Anfossi, Head of Studio, Eidos-Montréal. “With the world of Thief coming to feature film, a larger audience will be able to dive into this universe. Straight Up films shares our passion and has the expertise needed to meet our expectations.”
Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen of Straight Up will also produce the movie with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh. “This popular game is entirely unique within the genre,” Polvino and Cohen explained, “which is why we’re particularly excited to be working with these canny, dedicated filmmakers to bring it to the screen.”
Over the last 18 years, Thief has become a popular franchise for fans and critics alike. Spanning three sequels, its no wonder LA film company Straight Up Films has seen the potential for making this into a movie. Developed by Eidos-Montreal, Thief follows master thief Garrett, who steals from the rich. Garrett lives in world inspired by the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian Era with the game’s setting described as a cross between fantasy and steampunk with more advanced technologies scattered. The game has been known for it’s stealth approach to the missions embarked by the player, allowing them a choice that affects the game in different ways.
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