Scott Derrickson is a busy man. In the last few weeks it’s been announced the Sinister director is planning an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Breathing Method and has added Eric Bana to his movie Beware The Night. Now he’s got another film up his sleeve, as CBS Films has announced that Derrickson will take on a screen adaptation of the Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Derrickson will also write the screenplay for the film with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). 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.
Derrickson commented, “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 introduced in June 2000, and has since become a huge hit, with the latest entry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, launched to massive sales and awards in 2011. That latest game will serve as the primary template for the film. It isn’t known when the movie might go into production.