Scott Derrickson to Helm Live-Action Deux Ex: Human Revolution Movie

Deus Ex Human Revolution PosterDirector Scott Derrickson has made his bones doing moderately budgeted horror movies like “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, the recent “Sinister”, and one direct-to-DVD “Hellraiser” sequel. He did have a brief dalliance with big-budget sci-fi in the Keanu Reeves remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, but for the most part he’s a guy known for making lots with little. This time around, Derrick is headed back to big-budget sci-fi, because CBS Films has just announced that Derrickson has signed on to direct the studio’s live-action take on the Square Enix video game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”.

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 certainly sounds hyped about making the movie:

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 film will be based on the game of the same name from 2011, a sequel to 2000’s “Deus Ex”.

Derrickson will also co-write the screenplay for “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” with his “Sinister” co-writer C. Robert Cargill.

Keanu Reeves and Scott Derrickson on the set of The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Movie Image