Its a big week for Video Game movies. First Assassin’s Creed gets an official announcement, now Kotaku is reporting that Deus EX: Human Revolution has gotten one as well.
According to the site Kotaku, Eidos and Square Enix have just announced a deal with CBS Films to adapt the 2011 hit game, which served as a prequel to the hit Deus Ex franchise. Along with the announcement the Eidos Montreal team that was behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be actively and working closely with CBS Films on the project.
In a statement, Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films, said:
“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.”
Adrian Askarieh and Roy Lee have been attached to produce the film, both having widely different histories in the film industry that range from Askarieh producing 2007 Hitman adaptation, and working on a Kane and Lynch film adaptation. and Lee, who co-produced How to Train Your Dragon and was executive producer on the American remakes of The Ring and The Grudge.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Deus Ex franchise, according to the Wikipedia page on the game Deus Ex: Human Revolution states:
The game is set in 2027, 25 years before the first game in the series, at a time when multinational corporations have grown in power beyond the control of national governments. The game follows Adam Jensen, the newly hired security director at Sarif Industries, a growing biotechnology firm. After terrorists brutally attack Sarif’s Detroit-based headquarters, the mortally wounded Jensen is forced to undergo radical life-saving surgeries that replace large areas of his body with advanced prostheses. Returning to work, he becomes embroiled in the global politics of the human enhancement movement in the search for those responsible for the attack. A central theme to the game is the rise of corporations in globalization, espionage, human survival, poverty and the ethics of advancing humans with artificial replacements for body parts.
Some feel that the game was always destined to be a movie, I personally loved the game and find this news to be a dream come true. The game felt like a mix between ROBOCOP, Ghost In The Shell, Blade Runner, and Tron Legacy. The only thing that could make this movie announcement even better is if they take a que from the game, provide similar music, and get Daft Punk to do it.