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

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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

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  • Dedpool

    All the Deus Ex games have been interesting. This would make a cool movie if done right, and yeah definitely reminds me of Johnny Mnemonic