A truly accurate Thief 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, 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): “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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