CD Projekt has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 is the next addition to the slate of upcoming video game adaptations, with a live action project in the works – though there’s no indication of whether it’s in the realm of film or TV.
What we do know is that the live action Cyberpunk 2077 adaptation is being handled by Anonymous Content, the media company behind shows like True Detective and Mr. Robot, and films like The Revenant and Spotlight. CD Projekt Red says it’s working directly with many of the studio’s top names including its Head of Television, Garret Kemble, and Chief Creative Officer, David Levine (True Detective, Westworld, True Blood) which might imply that we’re looking at a series and not a feature film.
Either way, the project is apparently still very early in the development stage with no screenwriter attached yet, though Anonymous Content will be working alongside the Cyberpunk 2077 creative team to develop a brand-new story set in the world of the game.
The last bit of Cyberpunk 2077 media in this vein was 2022’s excellent Cyberpunk: Edgerunners animated series on Netflix, and the game itself has been in a great spot of late with the advent of its massive and game-changing 2.0 update, along with the release of the Phantom Liberty DLC expansion which features Idris Elba in an espionage thriller set in a brand-new district.
We gave Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty a huge 10/10 in our review, saying “On the back of Phantom Liberty, along with a really substantial rebuild of all of the game’s core systems, Cyberpunk 2077 manages to wash its hands of its past failures and emerges as the genuine article. At last, it’s the intoxicating escape I once thought it was and stands out, to me, as the premiere role-playing resort in what might very well be a modern golden age for the genre.”