CYBERPUNK 2077: Troubled Video Game Starring Keanu Reeves Is Being Adapted As Live-Action Project

CYBERPUNK 2077: Troubled Video Game Starring Keanu Reeves Is Being Adapted As Live-Action Project

Cyberpunk 2077 hit a lot of stumbling blocks during its journey to video game consoles, but the troubled title is now being adapted for live-action! Find more details on how it's taking shape here...

By JoshWilding - Oct 05, 2023 01:10 PM EST
Filed Under: Sci-Fi
Source: GameFragger.com

CD Projekt Red, the video game developers behind The Witcher franchise, has confirmed today (via GameFragger.com) that they're collaborating with Anonymous Content to develop a live-action project set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077

The media company is responsible for Emmy-winning series such as True Detective and Mr. Robot, as well as Academy Award-winning films including The Revenant and Spotlight. That immediately gives the project some credibility, though it's said to be "at an early development stage" right now. 

In fact, the hunt for a screenwriter has only just begun, and while that means plot details are non-existent at this stage, CD Projekt Red has confirmed this movie or TV show will be "a brand-new story set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077."

The developers are working directly with Anonymous Content Studios' Head of Television Garret Kemble, Director of Development Ryan Schwartz, and Chief Creative Officer David Levine. The latter counts True Detective, Westworld, True Blood, and Game of Thrones among his credits after an executive role at HBO. 

Garrett Kemble, David Levine, Ryan Schwartz, and Bard Dorros will produce on behalf of Anonymous Content alongside Charlie Scully. Anonymous Content's AC Studios will serve as the studio on the project which will be developed in close collaboration with the Cyberpunk 2077 creative team.

After numerous delays, Cyberpunk 2077 was finally released on consoles and PC in what proved to be a glitch-ridden, largely unfinished state. The visuals didn't live up to what was promised and the backlash was immense. Since then, however, improvements have been made and its popularity has only increased. 

For example, CD Projekt Red recently released spy-thriller expansion Phantom Liberty, which starred actors Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba respectively. Will the former reprise his role as Johnny Silverhand in this movie or TV show? We certainly hope so. 

Netflix has previously released an anime series based on Cyberpunk 2077 titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. It's unclear whether the streaming platform will be involved with this adaptation, though they do currently hold the rights to The Witcher.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and world around you.

Stay tuned for updates on this adaptation as we have them. 

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