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Director & Writer Chosen For Deus Ex: Human: Revolution Movie

Making video games into movies has always been a hot item amongst Hollywood studios and producers, though in the past few months it’s almost shocking to see projects make actual headway as opposed to lingering in development hell. 

To go alongside with Ubisoft’s recent string of announcement which have Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy starring in film adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell, CBS Pictures is apparently moving forward with a film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

CBS Pictures and Square Enix announced their intent ot make a Deus Ex movie and now it appears as if the project is making some true headway.  No shocking cast reveals have been made as to who will do the gruff voice of Adam Jensen, but a director has been selected to bring the futuristic world to life.

Tasked with trying to top the cyberpunk expectations of filmgoers is director Scott Derrickson.  Not exactly established in the action or sci-fi genres, Derrickson has made his name directing profitable, and somewhat thematically effective, horror films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and most recently Sinister.  Derrickson will pull double-duty on the project as he’ll also be co-writing it with his colleague C. Robert Cargill, a former movie blogger.

It may be a bit disconcerting to entail a presumably epic sci-fi action thriller in the hands of a duo who have previously made modestly budgeted horror movies but I’m sure CBS Pictures knows what they’re doing. Or at least I’m hoping such a thing deep inside me as I would hate for the theatrical debut of Deus Ex to come across as mid-tier sci-fi movie better suited for the direct-to-DVD market.

A live action Deus Ex movie could be awesome, but with this news I’m wondering if Square Enix would’ve been better off giving the Visual Works team $50 million and doing a CG movie with decent creative talent at the helm.

[via Deadline]