CBS Films Lands the Rights to Adapt 'Deus Ex' Video Game Series
by Ethan Anderton
July 10, 2012
Despite the fact that video game adaptation never really seem to live up to fans' hopes and expectations, studios keep trying hard to make them work. Seemingly, the most successful franchise is that of Resident Evil (stay tuned for our coverage of Resident Evil: Retribution at Comic-Con this week), but they're not exactly the best films, and even fans of the games find them to be off-putting. Now yet another video game will get a chance on the big screen as CBS Films announced today that they have landed the rights to Deus Ex, the Square Enix video game franchise that started back in 2000 and just released a new title in 2011.
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. That's the most recent installment of the video game franchise, and it sounds like that game will serve as the inspiration for the film, rather than going back to the beginning of the franchise to start the story. No director or writer is attached to the adaptation yet, so stay tuned as this project continues to develop. Any potential?