Report: New Thief Game and Movie Could Be in the Works

It’s been more than three years since the release of the last Thief game and it looks like a new one is now in the works, and this time it’s coming out alongside a movie adaptation, according to a listing on the website of movie production company Straight Up Films.

The listing on the Straight Up Films website reads:

Thief is an action epic poised to be the next great multi-platform franchise.

Originally released in 1998 by Eidos Interactive (Deus Ex) and distributed by Square Enix (Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy), the Thief series has spanned over fifteen years and four sequels continually retaining loyal audiences and attracting new fans with each iteration. Widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever created, a fifth sequel is currently in development to be released in step with this motion picture adaptation.

Steeped in the steam-punk world created by the video game, the film will tell a new chapter in the storied world of the series’ hero.

Not much information is released regarding the video game but the movie adaptation will be written by Adam Mason & Simon Boyes, who have worked together on movies like last year’s Misconduct and 2007’s The Devil’s Chair. The Thief movie will be produced by Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen, and Roy Lee, with the executive producer role being taken by Sandra Condito.

Not much else is listed about either the movie or video game and with neither publisher Square Enix or series developer Eidos Montreal officially announcing anything, we can’t vouch for the authenticity of the listing on Straight Up Films’ website. If a new Thief video game and a movie adaptation are indeed in the works, we may probably hear more about it at E3 next month.

[Source: Straight Up Films via Game Informer]