New Thief Game And Movie Reported To Release Together
(Last Updated On: May 12, 2017)

Thief is a game series that was well received between 1998 to 2004. Folks could partake in stealthy missions in a strange dark city filled with Steam Punk themed decor and entities that were more than normal. Three years ago, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal released Thief (2014) and failed to meet gamers expectation as of said year, and now the devs seek to bring yet another Thief game to the market… but with a movie adaption, too.

According to a new report that was recently published, we learn that publication site GameInformer found that the company Straight Up Films is supposedly going to release a new film or movie adaptation alongside a fifth implementation of the Thief game series.

The publication site notes that Straight Up Films’ main website details the following about the film that is reportedly to come out in the near future:

“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.”

The action-adventure film is said to have Adam Mason and Simon Boyes as writers for the Thief film, who worked together on the movie Misconduct starring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino — take that however you will.

I should note that both Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have not said a single thing regarding said film or game, so we will have to wait and see if publication site GameInformer is on to something with Straight Up Films seeking to start up a film alongside a new game.

To be honest here, assuming a new game does come out, if Thief (2014) is any indication to the upcoming iteration, the devs have failed once again. I wasn’t a huge fan of that particular game and I hope that if a sequel or another reboot happens to hit the gaming scene hopefully it offers much more in an intuitive way.

With that said, what’s your thoughts on a new Thief movie? But more importantly what’s your thoughts on a new Thief game by Square and Eidos?


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  • tajlund

    The last Thief game wasn’t horrible, but was weak compared to the originals. Plus since it dropped after Dishonored it just felt like a watered down Dishonored without the cool abilities.

  • LurkerJK

    Thi5f ?

  • Hawk Hopper

    I should note that both Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have not said a single thing regarding said film or game, so we will have to wait and see if publication site GameInformer is on to something with Straight Up Films seeking to start up a film alongside a new game.

    To be clear, it was the people who are making the movie announced the game and not the people who are making the game?

    If the recent Hitman and Assassins Creed films, based on two somewhat stealthy sort of games, are any sort of a hint, I expect the new Thief to flop.

  • Gorgon

    I have only negative expectations based on previous video game movies and Thi4f. They should just concentrate on making one decent game rather than waste time and money on this shit. I don’t know what Square Enix is thinking here. I wonder if it was them who forced IOI into episodic release and always online DRM with Hitman in the first place, also. Would fit their pattern of bad business decisions overall.

    • Bitterbear

      IMNHO, tha’ts Squeenix’s fault. What kind of developer (aside from S.E. Asians and the occasional American indie developer) wants their games to have Denuvo and always online DRM?