A truly accurate Thief (opens in new tab) movie would be two hours of hiding behind pillars and memorizing guard movements, then 15 minutes of frantic action concluding in utterly unnoticed victory. But I can understand if the upcoming film adaptation, as announced by Eidos-Montreal on its official website (opens in new tab), takes a few cinematic liberties.
Production company Straight Up Films got the rights to develop master thief Garrett's story into a feature film, penned for the screen by Misconduct and Not Safe For Work writers Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (via Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab)): “We have always been passionate about telling stories and bringing them to different mediums," Eidos-Montreal studio head David Anfossi said. "With the intricate world of Thief being made into a feature film, a larger audience will be able to dive into this universe."
Though players first explored the politically charged semi-medieval world of Thief back in 1998, the series was rebooted in 2014. The film will pull from the reboot universe, putting Garrett in a sort of gothic Robin Hood role as he works against the magic-wielding tyrant of The City. The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh will fill the same roles on Thief, along with Straight Up co-founders Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen.
We don't know much more about the movie yet, but I hope Garrett puts out at least one torch with a water arrow.
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