‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ Poster; Scott Derrickson Confirmed as Director

The ‘Sinister’ director is reuniting with screenwriter C. Robert Cargill to write the script for CBS Films’ video game adaptation.

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 Powers Middleton serving as Executive Producer.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Poster

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. Here's what director Scott Derrickson had to say about the project.

"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."

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.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution and C. Robert Cargill are represented by WME and managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Their legal is handled by Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is in development .

Sources: CBS Films

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Comments (10)

  1. Replicant

    This is one of the best games I've had the joy of playing.
    Done right, it could be the next Blade Runner. I don't know about Derrickson, but at least they didn't get Len Wiseman or Jonathan Liebesman...

    Please don't f*ck up... please...

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  2. ROFLitschristian

    Looks familiar...

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  3. skywise

    Love the game but I have a bad feeling about this.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. the Narrator

    This game property is brilliant, and that's without comparing it to the crap out today. Human Revolution in particular was a masterpiece. Don't f*ck this up..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. CUPID

    This game was awesome, and would make a great movie, but i'm not sure about Scott Derrickson directing this.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I've yet to play the game

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. MovieManiac

    Carlyle is writing another movie! dude is making it in the move business.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  8. K.Guy

    @jayaottley I was sarcastic

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  9. Jay.A.Ottley

    @kguy That's because it is the game cover lol :P

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  10. K.Guy

    odd. that poster kind of reminds me of the game cover :P

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

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