DEUS EX Video Game Headed to the Big Screen

Movie CBS Films by Joey Paur

CBS Film has optioned the movie rights to the Square Enix video game Deus Ex, and they will start the process to bringing the story to the big screen. I've never played any of the Deus Ex video games, but I've heard it's a great game, and from what I've seen and know about it, it could make for an awesome film.

The story 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."

Terry Press, Co-President of CBS Films had this to say in a statement,

As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal know how to exceed their audience’s expectations by engineering incredible worlds. No one knows Human Revolution like the team that created it and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the Deus Ex name.

As film history shows, video game adaptations rarely turn out well. I'm not sure why Hollywood still hasn't figured out how to adapt these games properly yet. It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult. It seems like CBS and and Square Enix are confident that they will develop a solidly awesome adaptation.

Phil Rogers, president/CEO of Square Enix Europe added,

As the millions of fans who have played the Deus Ex games for more than a decade will tell you, these games catapult you into a universe that is stimulating, engaging and relevant. We’re firm believers in building strong partnerships and so we’re thrilled to be working with CBS Films on bringing the unique Deus Ex experience to the big screen.

I guess we'll eventually see if they can pull it off well. Do you think they can do it? 

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