Monday, December 11, 2023

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will have its own live-action adaptation

CD Projekt RED will work on an adaptation live-action of Cyberpunk 2077. The Polish studio announced its alliance with the production company Anonymous Content, which has several hits from the world of film and TV, including The Revenantwith Leonardo DiCaprio, and True Detectivefrom HBO.

For now, the video game developers do not specify if the project in question is a movie or a series. However, certain indications could tip the balance towards the second option. One of the executives in charge of production will be Garret Kemble, head of television at Anonymous Content Studios.

The details of the adaptation live-action of Cyberpunk 2077 They are scarce, and it will likely be several years before we see the final product. CD Projekt RED mentions that They are just looking for a screenwriter.; which makes sense, considering that the strike that kept them paralyzed for almost 5 months ended last week.

What has become clear is that the production will not be a direct adaptation of the plot of Cyberpunk 2077 nor the DLC Phantom Liberty which was recently released. The Poles mention that the idea is to entrust the creation of a new story that takes place in the game world.

The company also indicates that Anonymous Content Studios will work closely with the creative team of Cyberpunk 2077 so that the staging and other visual elements are as faithful as possible to the video game.

Cyberpunk 2077 will have its series or movie live-action

As this is a project that is just taking its first steps, there are still many things to be resolved. Despite this, Cyberpunk 2077 It has several very interesting elements that can work in an adaptation live-action. The dystopian and futuristic nature of the game, added to the setting that Night City proposes, are a really attractive starting point.

Furthermore, thinking about the future casting choice already generates a lot of expectation. Not being a direct adaptation of the original game or its expansion, we can expect several new characters. Even so, surely many are excited to see at least a cameo of Keanu Reeves like Johnny Silverhand or Idris Elba like Solomon Reed.

What this announcement shows is that CD Projekt RED has found a very interesting vein when expanding the universe of Cyberpunk 2077 to other platforms. Let us remember that the game has had its own animated series on Netflix, Cyberpunk: Edgerunnerswhich has been a real bombshell.

On the other hand, this year it was published Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence, a science fiction novel by Rafał Kosik whose events also take place in Night City. And as if this were not enough, CD Projekt RED is working together with CMON to launch a board game called Gangs of Night City.

With a finger already placed in practically every possible area of ​​​​entertainment, an adaptation live-action would arrive sooner or later. Beyond the problems it had at its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 It is an intellectual property that has matured and that offers striking elements to bring to film or TV.


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