For those unaware, Straight Up Films, a film and commercial production company, is currently working on the licensed adaptation of Thief. While there is no word on when the feature film will hit the silver screen, its producers have mentioned that there is also a new Thief game in the works.
“Widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever created, a fifth sequel is currently in development to be released in step with this motion picture adaptation,” reads the description for the movie project on the company’s official website.
The last installment in the stealth franchise arrived back in 2014. The simply called Thief was released on consoles and PC, and was intended to be a reboot of the series after being on a hiatus for over a decade. Unfortunately, the ambitious but short project received mixed reactions from critics and fans.
Since then, publisher Square Enix has not announced anything regarding another installment. When contacted, an official representative stated that the company had nothing to announce “at this time.” At least it wasn’t a flat denial. Could we be that lucky to see a debut trailer at E3 2017 next month?
As for the film, writers Adam Mason and Simon Boyes began working just last March. However, a direct and cast still remains to be decided. Among the producers are Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee, who were attached to a planned adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, another Eidos Montreal project. Askarieh also worked on a film based on Hitman, which hit theaters in 2007 and received a lukewarm welcome at best.
Ubisoft is also working on a new movie based on Tomb Raider. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is set to star in the film, which is currently slated to hit theaters next year.