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Scott Derrickson to Direct Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Oct 24, 2004
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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.

I haven't seen either of his films but this seems like a mammoth undertaking in comparison.
You're telling me. I loved this game so he better not screw it up. This is another title that could provide compelling and emotional storytelling with socio-political subtext. :awesome:

The live-action trailers for the promotional aspect of the game were outstanding and startling. Who knows? It'd probably scare off a portion of the population considering augmentations in the future.

Don't **** it up! :argh:
Great. A ****** director doing a film adaption of a great game.

This should turn out well.
Expect this to be development hell for a long time.
As long as the actor can do a slight Eastwood growl, we're straight. I like how his undercover associate in the game pokes fun at that in his voice.
The game was already really cinematic, if they can adapt the feel of the game properly...has a lot of potential. Derrickson is pretty good but since he hasn't really covered this kind of subject matter, it's tough to say how it'll go.
I wouldn't be surprised if Ethan Hawke got cast in this. He looks the part and the director worked with him on Sinister.
I read a Deus Ex movie script once. What was odd about it is that the writer opted to completely write the script in the first person perspective of the protagonist. The storyline from what I could tell was based on one of the earlier games in the series.

I don't think shooting a movie from first person perspective 100% of the time could really work.

DOOM tried it for one sequence. DOOM flopped though.
His track record is spotty, he also did the 2008 Day the Earth Stood Still.

Which was made under Fox .
This was before they saw the light with X - Men First Class and Planet of the APes

Edit : Not saying Derrickson is good a director per se , just that one has to consider the "Fox" factor as well :cwink:
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Which was made under Fox .
This was before they saw the light with X - Men First Class and Planet of the APes

Edit : Not saying Derrickson is good a director per se , just that one has to consider the "Fox" factor as well :cwink:

Oh, that makes sense. It's a total Rothman film. 80 minutes, set in the Fox Forrest.
Keanu Reeves imo is probably gonna play jensen i read adam jensen was based off reeves

and i believe it he sure as hell sounds exactly like Keanu

also lol
I only ever played the first Deus Ex game, never completed it though, but it had a good storyline and I always thought it would be a movie.

Not sure if thats the case with the new game but I hope its good.

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