Straight Up Films has acquired the rights to a film based on the Thief series from Square Enix.
The series was revived in 2014 when Eidos Montreal released the Thief 4, which once again follows a master thief Garrett.
David Anfossi from Eidos Montreal said in a press release:
We are very passionate about telling stories and bringing two different mediums. With the intricate world of THIEF being made into a feature film, a larger audience will dive into this universe.
There are already some names plastered on production and are set all here:
Straight Up Films will produce the feature adaptation with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh. The company’s President of Production, Sandra Condito, will serve as executive producer, along with Khalid Jones of Source Rock and Square Enix’s subsidiary, Eidos-Montréal. Feature film writing duo Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (Misconduct, Hangman, Not Safe for Work) will write the screenplay. Lee, who will produce under his Vertigo Entertainment shingle, was a producer on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, and is currently developing sequels to 2014’s critically acclaimed box office hit The Lego Movie. Askarieh’s film credits include 2007’s Hitman™, starring Timothy Olyphant and Olga Kurylenko, and its sequel Hitman: Agent 47®. He will produce the movie under his Prime Universe production banner.