SINISTER Director Scott Derrickson To Helm Adaptation Of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
According to Deadline, CBS Films has signed Scott Derrickson to direct Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the screen adaptation of the brilliant Square Enix video game. Derrickson will co-write with his Sinister partner C. Robert Cargill (former AICN reporter 'Massawyrm'), with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh producing. “Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence,” says Derrickson. “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.”
For those unfamiliar with the game, it's set in the near future where advances in human augmentation have given rise to a technological renaissance. Our hero is ex-SWAT security specialist Adam Jensen, who takes advantage of mechanical augments to unravel a global conspiracy.
Are we looking at a new era for video game adaptations - one in which they don't all suck? There have been some big, surprising names attaching themselves to these emovies recently. Michael Fassbender is set to star in Assassin's Creed, and only yesterday we heard that Tom Hardy might be up for the lead in Splinter Cell. I fully expect to hear Daniel Day Lewis has taken the Adam Jensen role any day now.