CD Projekt Red is teaming with Anonymous Content to develop a live-action project set within the universe of Cyberpunk 2077.
The project, which will feature an all new story set in the world of the game franchise, is still in the early development stages and currently looking for a screenwriter, CK Projekt Red announced Thursday.
The gaming developer, which is also behind the acclaimed The Witcher game series, revealed the show will be developed in close collaboration with the Cyberpunk 2077 creative team as well as Garrett Kemble, Anonymous Content Studios’ head of television, its director of development Ryan Schwartz and CCO David Levine. Levine previously served as HBO’s executive vp and co-head of drama for more than a decade, where he oversaw production on True Detective, Westworld and True Blood.
Garrett Kemble, David Levine, Ryan Schwartz, and Bard Dorros will produce for Anonymous Content alongside Charlie Scully.
Cyberpunk 2077, which has sold more than 25 million copies, is an open world action-adventure set in Night City, a megalopolis driven by power, glamour and body modification. In the game, a mercenary outlaw named V is on the search for a one-of-a-kind implant that doubles as a key to immortality. The game drew a lot of initial buzz over the character Johnny Silverhand, who is portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
Reeves returned to the Cyberpunk universe with the game’s spy-thriller expansion, Phantom Liberty, which debuted on Sept. 26 and stars another major Hollywood name, Idris Elba, as sleeper agent Solomon Reed.
CD Projekt Red has already dabbled in the expansion of its gaming universe into television. The company teamed with Netflix last year on an original anime adaptation, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which served as a prequel to the game, with the series taking place a year ahead of the original game’s events. The series was co-created by Mike Pondsmith, creator of the Cyberpunk universe, and Rafal Jaki, who served as showrunner and executive producer on the series.
Other Cyberpunk projects include Rafal Kosik’s novel, Cyberpunk 2077: No_Coincidence and the board game Gangs of Night City.
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Live-Action Work in Development at CD Projekt Red, Anonymous Content