CD PROJEKT RED and Anonymous Content Join Forces to Develop Live-Action 'CYBERPUNK 2077'
CD PROJEKT RED, the acclaimed video game development studio known for its immensely popular franchises, including The Witcher series and the controversial yet best-selling title, Cyberpunk 2077, is taking a bold step into the world of live-action entertainment. The studio has announced a strategic collaboration with Anonymous Content, a global media company renowned for its ground-breaking productions in both television and film.
Anonymous Content has an illustrious track record of producing Emmy-winning series such as "True Detective" and "Mr. Robot," as well as Academy Award-winning films like "The Revenant" and "Spotlight." This powerful partnership aims to bring the dystopian future of Cyberpunk 2077 to life in a live-action project.
The Key Players
As part of this ground-breaking collaboration, CD PROJEKT RED is working directly with Anonymous Content Studios, led by a team of industry veterans:
Garret Kemble, Head of Television at Anonymous Content Studios.
Ryan Schwartz, Director of Development.
David Levine, Chief Creative Officer, who previously held the position of HBO's EVP and Co-Head of Drama for over a decade. Levine was instrumental in the production of iconic series like "True Detective," "Westworld," and "True Blood," as well as the early seasons of "Game of Thrones."
This star-studded team at Anonymous Content brings a wealth of experience and creative expertise to the project, ensuring that the live-action adaptation of Cyberpunk 2077 will be nothing short of spectacular.
Early Development Stage
The live-action project set in the gritty world of Cyberpunk 2077 is currently in its early stages of development. The team is actively searching for a screenwriter who can craft a brand-new narrative within this beloved universe. The adaptation will be a joint effort, with Garrett Kemble, David Levine, Ryan Schwartz, and Bard Dorros producing on behalf of Anonymous Content, alongside Charlie Scully. Anonymous Content’s AC Studios will serve as the studio on the project, ensuring that it receives the attention and resources it needs to thrive.
This project is poised to be a closely collaborative effort between the creative minds at CD PROJEKT RED and Anonymous Content, as they strive to bring the spirit of Cyberpunk 2077 to the live-action medium.
CD PROJEKT RED's Success in Adaptations
CD PROJEKT RED's foray into the world of live-action entertainment is not their first venture beyond video games. In the past, they successfully adapted their video game worlds into new mediums. This includes the critically acclaimed Netflix anime series, "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners," created in collaboration with Studio Trigger, which garnered multiple awards, including Anime of the Year from IGN and Crunchyroll.
In 2023, CD PROJEKT RED also expanded the Cyberpunk 2077 universe with the release of the novel "Cyberpunk 2077: NO_COINCIDENCE," written by best-selling sci-fi author Rafal Kosik. Currently, the brand-new board game "Gangs of Night City" is in production by the board game publisher CMON, further expanding the franchise into various entertainment avenues.
As CD PROJEKT RED continues to prove its mettle in adapting its video game properties, the collaboration with Anonymous Content promises to be a thrilling new chapter in their creative journey.
While the live-action adaptation of "Cyberpunk 2077" is in its infancy, it holds great promise for fans of the video game and newcomers alike. With the combined experience and passion of CD PROJEKT RED and Anonymous Content, this project has the potential to be a groundbreaking addition to the ever-expanding world of the Cyberpunk franchise.
As the partnership between CD PROJEKT RED and Anonymous Content progresses, more information about this exciting endeavor will undoubtedly emerge, and fans can look forward to a thrilling new chapter in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. Stay tuned for further updates as this project takes shape, and the dystopian future of Night City comes to life in live-action.