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Square Enix's Thief Coming to the Big Screen

Thief is such a good game with a lengthy history that it's being turned into a film! How cool is that?!

Square Enix's Thief, an action-packed game filled with snatching, grabbing, and stealthy excitement, will hit theatres. That's right - Garrett, the main character from the game, will soon be the main character in a film.

According to Tracking-Board.com, producers Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee from Vertigo Entertainment and Prime Universe also did game-to-film adaptations such as Hitman, The Lego Movie, and Hitman: Agent 47 (coming soon). Hopefully this movie will be just as great as the game! Check out a gameplay video of the prologue below.

Thief was originally released back in 1998 as Thief: The Dark Project (later re-released as Thief Gold) and had two other games released after it (Thief II: The Metal Age and Thief: Deadly Shadows), making the newest Thief game the fourth installment.

Although Thief Gold looks slightly different from the newest installment, Garrett has many of the same capabilities and features available to him - water arrows, rope arrows, flashbangs, stealth (of course), using special items to make his way to concealed areas, and much more. Garrett has come a long way since then, and so have video game consoles in general! Check out a review video of Thief Gold and Thief II: The Metal Age below.

In the new game, he looks the same as far as his outfit, but thanks to the nice graphics of the XBox One and PS4, he seems more mysterious, especially since he has a different-colored eye due to an unforeseen circumstance in the new game that may not have been in the original three predecessors. Will Garrett look exactly as he does in the film adaptation as he does now in the game or will he look as he did in the 1999 game and then somehow transform into his 2014 self? Only time will tell.

Published Jul. 10th 2014
  • Ryan "August" Christensen
    Contributor
    No problem.

    I think there are many games out there that could become great movies. Storytelling within video games is becoming more sophisticated all the time.
  • Ryan "August" Christensen
    Contributor
    Video game movies have had such a bad reputation in the past, although I feel this is improving. The Silent Hill, Final Fantasy Advent Children and Hitman movies were great. I really hope this movie follows suit.
  • PencilPusha
    Contributor
    I know, I hope it will too. Thanks for commenting!

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