Sinister director Scott Derrickson has been hired by CBS Films to direct the big screen adaptation of the Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. He will also co-write the script with C. Robert Cargill.
I know of the game; it looks really cool, but I haven't played it. The story is set in the near future, when dramatic advances in human augmentation have triggered a technological renaissance. The protagonist, an ex-SWAT security specialist named Adam Jensen, must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
I loved Derrickson's Sinister, and he also directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still. I think he'll do a solid job bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution to the big screen. Here's what he had to say in a statement,
Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence. 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.
This is the third big video game adaptation that's been announced recently, along with Michael Fassbender's Assassin’s Creed, and Tom Hardy's Splinter Cell. Now let's get Halo and Bioshock back into development!
It will be fun to watch this movie come together. It will be interesting to see who ends up being cast in the lead role.