Deus Ex heads to the big screenPosted 4:32 pm on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
It’s been a big week for video game movie news. Michael Fassbender was recently announced to star and co-produce in the Assassin’s Creed film, and now we have CBS Films getting the film rights to the Deus Ex games. That includes the original, Invisible War and Human Revolution.
Is this good news or bad news? Let’s take a look at the players, shall we? Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh will be producing. Askarieh produced the Hitman movie and will be producing the upcoming Kane and Lynch film. Lee has helped produced The Ring and The Grudge, How To Train Your Dragon, and The Departed. John P. Middleton will be Executive Producer.
I did enjoy Hitman as a movie, but not as a faithful adaptation of the game. Let’s hope they give us a director that we can be proud of, and maybe then gamers will get excited.
“As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal know how to exceed their audience’s expectations by engineering incredible worlds,” said Terry Press, Co-President, CBS Films. “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.”
“As the millions of fans who have played the Deus Ex games for more than a decade will tell you, these games catapult you into a universe that is stimulating, engaging and relevant,” said Phil Rogers, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe. “We’re firm believers in building strong partnerships and so we’re thrilled to be working with CBS Films on bringing the unique Deus Ex experience to the big screen.”
It’s nice to know that Square Enix and CBS Films are teaming up and collaborating. Let’s hope that CBS Films takes lessons from Square Enix and doesn’t try to create their own characters and story that strays from the source material.
Source: CBS Films
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.