It seems that the world of video games is taking one giant leap into theaters. With both ‘Assassin’s Creed‘ starring Michael Fassbender and Tom Clancy’s ‘Splinter Cell’ with Tom Hardy on the way, as well as the recently announced ‘Wolfenstein‘ film, it seems that everyone is trying to jump on the video game movie bandwagon. The latest video game to get the big-budget-film treatment is the sci-fi action thriller ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution.’
‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ is set during a time where the line between human and android is blurred. Humans, who can afford it, are able to modify their bodies with biochemical augmentations but many activist groups are opposed to the idea. The series focuses on global corporations that hold more power than the government as well as the moral issues behind augmenting humans.
The film is set to be adapted by ‘Sinister‘ scribes Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson will also direct, and the film is slated for a 2014 release. Check out the press release below.
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)!
LOS ANGELES – November 15, 2012 – CBS Films announced today 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 and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film with John P. Middleton serving as Executive Producer.
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.”
The Deus Ex franchise was originally introduced in June 2000. Its latest entry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, launched to universal acclaim in 2011, ranking #1 across global sales charts and earning over 100 industry awards. Developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix, Deus Ex: Human Revolution will serve as the primary template for the film.
Executive Vice President of Production Maria Faillace and Creative Executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.
Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are represented by WME and managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Their legal is handled by Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.
For more information on ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution,’ watch the official trailer for the game here: