CBS Films has tapped Sinister director Scott Derrickson to direct a feature film version of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game. Derrickson will write the script with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the game from Deadline:
“The setting is the near future, when dramatic advances in human augmentation have triggered a technological renaissance. The protagonist, an ex-SWAT security specialist named Adam Jensen, must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.”
Why was Derrickson attracted to this adaption?
“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.”
I haven’t played the game in years, so I ask you: Who do you see in the lead? Do you think Derrickson is a good fit for this material?