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Metro 2033 film cancelled after scriptwriter attempted to "Americanize" the story

Metro 2033 is a Russian as stories get.

Metro 2033 film cancelled after scriptwriter attempted to

Metro 2033 film cancelled after scriptwriter attempted to "Americanize" the story 

Back in 2012 the American film company MGM acquired the rights to Dmitry Glukhovsky’s post-apocalyptic novel Metro 2033, opening the door to a filmic adaptation. Now, this door has been firmly shut, with the rights to the series returning to Glukhovsky.

What happened? Upon acquiring the rights to the series, MGM hired F. Scott Frasier to write a script for a movie that's based on the book. This effort was ultimately in vain, as Frasier was given the impossible task of creating a worthy adaptation of Metro 2033 within an American setting, moving a series from the Moscow Metro into a different culture. 

Americanising Metro 2033 proved to be a task that was to difficult, with much of the series' charm coming from the game's distinctly Russian setting. Much of the book's plot also doesn't work in America, with the Red Line, the book's communist faction, seeming incompatible with the United States.  

Glukhovsky has admitted that film producers are afraid of setting the film in Moscow "because Americans have a reputation for liking stories about America". The writer is currently in talks with a new set of producers and is optimistic about another film deal, especially with the release on 4A Games' Metro Exodus on the horizon.    
  

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11-12-2018, 14:44:46

wozza365
Well there's the problem with it right there. It didn't need 'Americanizing'. One of the things that made the Metro games and the books so appealing was that they were set in Moscow/Russia and it created a very unique world particularly amongst other video games. The Metro in Moscow is an amazing setting that these games mastered. The architecture in many of those stations is incredible and makes for a fascinating setting compared to the Subway in New York or the Underground in London.Quote

11-12-2018, 15:26:19

WYP
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Originally Posted by wozza365 View Post
Well there's the problem with it right there. It didn't need 'Americanizing'. One of the things that made the Metro games and the books so appealing was that they were set in Moscow/Russia and it created a very unique world particularly amongst other video games. The Metro in Moscow is an amazing setting that these games mastered. The architecture in many of those stations is incredible and makes for a fascinating setting compared to the Subway in New York or the Underground in London.
Exactly. The Russian setting is an essential component of what makes the books/games great. It didn't need to move to America.

Also, as a side note, look up Soviet Union Bus Stops. some of them look amazing.Quote

11-12-2018, 15:28:20

Bartacus
I swear American film makers seem to be incredibly out of touch with what Americans will watch. I'm sure there are LOADS of American Metro fans that would have been interested in the movie actually set where it belongs.Quote

11-12-2018, 15:29:46

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
I swear American film makers seem to be incredibly out of touch with what Americans will watch. I'm sure there are LOADS of American Metro fans that would have been interested in the movie actually set where it belongs.
the amount of metro fans compared to the american population who go to movies would be like 0.001% of the population. They dont care about metro fans, only box office revenue. I just hate how they always try to spin it in their favour to glorify themselves.
probably side tracking alot but U571 comes to mind which was such a joke of a movie... The most historically inaccurate movie ever.

Don't get why they couldnt keep the Soviet setting.Quote

11-12-2018, 15:31:53

AlienALX
Aww. So no "Dude who is completely crap at everything, hot girl, gets good at everything, gets girl"?

Bummer.Quote
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