On March 11, 2016 Square Enix and Edios-Montreal announced that Straight Up Films, a Los Angles based company, has acquired that rights for the “Thief” video game franchise. Originally releasing in 1998 Thief has had its share of popularity. Getting a reboot in 2014 by the company Edios-Montreal, home to the critically acclaimed Deus-Ex, Thief has managed to retain a loyal amount of following and attract new fans with each entry to the franchise. Thief is a dark game set in a fantasy world ruled by an evil tyrant who exploits magic as a means of control. You play as a master thief who uses his skills to restore freedom and prosperity to the people.
Straight Up films will be working on this production along side Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh. Lee is known for being a producer on the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, and is currently working on a sequel to The Lego Movie. Askarieh is known for his work on 2007’s Hitman and its sequel Hitman: Agent 47.