‘Sinister’ Team To Tackle ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’

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CBS Films has announced that Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct the screen adaptation of the iconic Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Derrickson will also write the screenplay for the film with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Roy Lee (Oldboy, 7500, The Ring and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce with John P. Middleton serving as Executive Producer.

The film is “Set in the near future, when dramatic advances in science, specifically human augmentation, have triggered a technological renaissance, Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence,” said Derrickson, who continued, “By combining amazing action and tension with big, philosophical ideas, Deus Ex is smart, ballsy, and will make one hell of a movie. Cargill and I can’t wait to bring it to the big screen.

I’ve never played this game, so fans – is this the right team to bring it to life?

 
  • CountOrlok

    I could dig a film adaptation. The game was ok but the boss fights sucked.

    • rogueface

      Yeah, the boss fights were pretty much garbage. The rest of the game was great, and the story was pretty much top notch. But any film adaptation will likely be on par with the boss fights and not the rest of the game.

  • Cichy

    It’s a game that could easily translate to a movie but yet again the writers probably never even played it.

    • rogueface

      Why would they need to play the game when they already know that there’s a guy with cybernetic sunglasses and blades in his forearms? BLADES IN HIS FOREARMS! Throw in some explosions and Michael Bay and they’ll be rolling in money!

      NOTE: The above post was intended to convey an opinion about the priorities of the current American film industry through the use of sarcasm. If this concept is foreign to you, perhaps you should go read TMZ or some such.