Here’s another video game that movie studios want to give the big screen treatment – we are now getting a Deus Ex
Actually, CBS Films acquired the rights for the 2011 hit game Deus Ex: Human Revolution
adaptation. The Eidos-Montreal developer team will reportedly be working closely with CBS Films on the project.
The popular cyberpunk role-playing game’s antihero Adam Jensen takes on the role of an augmented ex-SWAT officer in the film instead of a corporate security specialist.
Therefore, CBS Films co-president Terry Press said:
“As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal 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.”
(Hitman) and Roy Lee
(The Grudge), both signed on as co-producers of the project.
Sold over 2 million copies within its first month on shelves, Human Revolution explores the blurring line between technology and humanity and also takes on globalization and ethical arguments, so it’s definitely a tale that will do well on the silver screen.
Check out the trailer for the video game: