CD PROJEKT RED announced recently that they've teamed up with Anonymous Content, to develop a live-action project set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. Given the success of the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, it's not exactly surprising to see them continue to expand the media. If you haven't watched Edgerunners you probably should, it's really good!
Anonymous Content worked on the likes of True Detective, Mr. Robot, The Revenant and Spotlight. From the press release it noted that "CD PROJEKT RED is working directly with Anonymous Content Studios’ Head of Television Garret Kemble, Director of Development Ryan Schwartz, and Chief Creative Officer David Levine, an industry veteran who was previously HBO’s EVP and Co-Head of Drama for over 10 years, where he oversaw production of series such as True Detective, Westworld, and True Blood. He was also involved in the production of the early seasons of the Game of Thrones".
This new live-action Cyberpunk 2077 project is in the "early development stage" and they've not found a screenwriter yet, so don't expect it to arrive any time soon. It will tell a brand-new story so it's not just going to be the game made into live-action.
Cyberpunk itself didn't start with the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, it was originally a tabletop RPG from Mike Pondsmith. Another board game is also on the way with Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City, which had a successful Kickstarter back in July 2022.
Are you looking forward to seeing a live-action Cyberpunk 2077?