Scott “Sinister” Derrickson to direct DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION film

I’m calling it now, 2013 is going to see a serious push for more movies based on video games, much like the early 2000s did for comic book movies. The latest such film to get thrown onto the adaptation surgery table however, is one that actually has a pretty damn good story, legacy and style, in the form of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

And it’s got a “Sinister” director to lead the way.

Primarily a series of first-person shooter games with an emphasis on stealth and preparation, the latest game in the series, 2011′s Human Revolution, served as a prequel to the series and saw security agent Adam Jensen become involved in a growing conspiracy revolving around human modification and the various social impacts that the augmentation technology brought with it.

Scott “Sinister” Derrickson is going to in charge of this one, with script assists from C. Robert Cargill, while Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film with John P. Middleton serving as an executive producer

Askarieh is no stranger to video game movie productions though, as he helped bring to life Hitman, and is now also working on a Kane & Lynch adaptation, all three properties which fall under the same creative umbrella that is Square Enix.

Here’s what CBS Films had to say about their plans for Deus Ex, and Human Revolution serving as the “primary template:”

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 Human Revolution was a bit of a rough game last year, but one with a magnificent story and design, that really elevated the final product. A cyberpunk adventure with a Renaissance twist that was filled with mind-bending theories and conspiracies, it’s become a cult classic in the year since it was released.

And if Derrickson can capture that style and tone, we might just have a winner on our hands here.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/MatthewFig Matthew Figueira

    Oooooh… hope they adapt this well :) would make for an awesome movie!

    • EK

      Agreed!

  • EK

    Jensen is such a badass. Almost as badass as Shepard!

  • Rincethis

    Please be awesome!

  • Andre116

    And this just in. The Dues Ex movie has been handed over to Uwe Boll.

    Ok, ok, I know I shouldn’t make jokes like that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kervyn-Cloete/610830836 Kervyn Cloete

      SHUNNED!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kervyn-Cloete/610830836 Kervyn Cloete

    I should really get around to playing this game one of these days.

  • Ultimo_Cleric

    You called it Darryn. YES!!! This game has such an amazing plot, it was only a matter of time before it would be made into a movie. Heard anything about the Heavy Rain movie?

    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      I’m already making plans to draft articles on all the great games that should be moviefied. And for some reason, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour is on that list.