Exorcism director behind Deus Ex movie

Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose captain Scott Derrickson to direct upcoming film based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

CBS Films has tapped Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) to direct the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution film adaptation, the company announced today. He will also write the screenplay for the film alongside C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).

The untitled Deus Ex film will be produced by Roy Lee (The Departed, The Ring) and Adrian Askarieh (Hitman). John P. Middleton, who is working on a number of upcoming films, including supernatural horror movie 7500, will serve as executive producer.

"Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence,” Derrickson said in a statement. “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."

CBS Films is also working with Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal on the project. The film was announced in July, though no actors or a release date have been announced.

CBS Films is a division of CBS Corporation, which is GameSpot's parent company.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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Triangulation
Triangulation

I reckon the story would lend itself well to the big screen, it would just need to be done right. Otherwise the whole thing will fall apart like so many game adaptations.Regardless of the outcome, Elias Toufexis and Stephen Shellen should reprise their roles (as Adam Jensen and David Sarif, respectively) in the film.Their voices are so distinctive that anyone else voicing their characters - regardless of the medium - would just not be doing them justice.And they both look similar to their characters...And they're both accomplished Hollywood actors...They'd also have direct input to the direction of their characters as they'd probably have more of an idea about how their character would behave etc.To me it seems logical. And awesome.

gun_blade25
gun_blade25

Deus Ex is all about epic choices and nearly endless customization. Turning it into a linear movie is counter intuitive and more than a little disappointing. Stay honest to the creators intention.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Make new films instead of game-to-film adaptations - the power of Christ compels you!

amieamla
amieamla

Can't Hollywood think up their own original IP? They have to steal from video games over and over again and ruin them?? CTFO!!

dakedoom
dakedoom

Please don't make it an action film. No shootouts, for the love of god.  Shooting just takes up time that could be used to tell more of the brilliant story, and show more of the rich world.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

really??? they are actually going to do a movie of that story? It's got nothing of interest. Might as well do a movie of the original Deus Ex, that I would pay to see.

deathstream
deathstream

As Emily Rose and Sinister are NOTHING like Deus Ex (even the godawful Human Revolution), I find this article severely lacking.  The truth is that this movie will be directed by the man who gave us the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Now this would be one of the few games that would indeed make a good movie...Reason being ONLY because it has such a well-devised story.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Of all those movies listed as credentials, my favorite is probably Sinister. But then again, I didn't particularly like any of the others. Could've been better. Could've been worse. If other game-based movies are anything to go by, this'll probably sit in the oven long enough that it'll go through several directors.

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

I'll get excited when they make a movie out of the FIRST game... you know, the one actually good Deus Ex game... The HR hype machine and bought off reviews are what made HR 'good.' When it was ok, I mean it's enjoyable.  

 

But as good as the first?  No, a far cry from the first.... So yeah, I only hope this movie is awesome so I can see JC Denton on the big screen!  Of course, probably 3 or 4 years after this movie comes out....

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

That line up of talent isn't really inspiring confidence. It would be really interesting to see what a Ridley Scott or Christopher Nolan could do with Deus Ex. After seeing Skyfall Sam Mendes also comes to mind.

19Gam3NErD91
19Gam3NErD91

if this guy does his job well and they manage to make a decent script based on the game and also bring in some good actors(imagine kineau reeves as adam, I  think his style in matrix is a lot like adam!)it will be a great movie.

this game had some great philosophical ideas behind its story, some interesting characters, had a stunning cyberpunk artistic direction(one of the best in gaming history IMO) and a terrific soundtrack and if they can build the movie on top of all this I would be one happy fan!

dBoy7
dBoy7

I just hope that the Deus Ex movie will be scored by Michael Mcann. Because otherwise it's a lost cause...

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

It should've been Uwe Bol, he is the master

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

I'm not a fan of his movies, but I do really like that quote he gave about the game. Seems like he respects it. 

Shawndox
Shawndox

I never asked for this...

Lydian_Sel
Lydian_Sel

This seems like a horrible idea.

MarbskiE
MarbskiE

i would have been happier if it said 'CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'

Unholy123
Unholy123

Why don't they just burn millions of dollars in a big pit and save us all the trouble?

I loves me the Deus Ex universe but I don't have high hopes especially if this is the guy whose going to help write and direct it. I feel as though they'll gloss over alot and just try and turn it into a cheesy action movie. Of course this is just speculation and it could turn out to be good.

ImpliedBunny
ImpliedBunny

Deus Ex is awesome because of the sandbox freedom... a movie is only one way.  however this could be cool... you never know.

a_sh0pping_cart
a_sh0pping_cart

I don't know about this. The Deus Ex name means a lot to me as a gamer, I'm afraid a movie will ruin it.

 

The Deus Ex universe is so rich with storytelling, I don't think a movie will do it justice. :(

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Honestly, just get Ridley Scott.  While he essentially took Alien and remade it in Prometheus (questions were not answered as they advertise) he can take Blade Runner, change it a little, and then we can get a cool Deus Ex movie.  I don't get why they have horror movie writers/director working on this movie and not people involved in dramas.

DTH17
DTH17

@TigusVidiks Assuming they didn't totally destroy the story and turn it into a steaming pile of crap.

wgerardi
wgerardi

 @deathstream Yeah, this guy is a pretty mediocre/unimpressive director... why did they hire him?

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @2bitSmOkEy Man, if they made a System Shock 2 movie... God that could be so awesome, in some ways I'd almost rather see that than a DE movie....

quantumtheo
quantumtheo

 @2bitSmOkEy Dooooessss itttt???? Inseeeccccctttt!!!! :P :P :P Shodan FTW. :)  And yes, it deserves better... they should be making a movie out of the original game..... I know I just wrote that but I don't care.

jhcho2
jhcho2

 @2bitSmOkEy Be it as it may, this guy is quite capable in directing. You could have gotten someone like Paul WS Anderson. If you've seen some of Scott's recent movies like Sinister, you'd know that he can set up a good atmosphere in a movie.

jhcho2
jhcho2

 @wwlettsome Do you know what's the objective of a game based movie adaptation? To cash in on a popular franchise. You can't quite cash in when you have directors like Chris Nolan or Ridley Scott.

19Gam3NErD91
19Gam3NErD91

 @Patchezs i just hope you're prediction doesn't come true though i agree that a mediocre horror movie director wasn't the best choice for this movie, they should have at least handed it to someone who has done one decent intelligent\deep movie. but i'm still a bit hopeful based on his enthusiasm and what he said about the game though maybe it was just PR fluff.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

 

If not him then maybe *holds back vomit*...Trent Reznor....uuugh. You know if he doesn't take himself to seriously that he thinks a "video game movie" is beneath him.

Or Daft Punk or Clint....aaah who am I kidding they'll get the guy who scores CSI.

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

 @MarbskiE That would have been the best choice. He would make an awesome Deus Ex movie. 

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

 @ImpliedBunny I completely agree. They should definitely make a strong ensemble cast instead of making it all about Jensen, unless they filter the plot through him.

 

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

 @a_sh0pping_cart I think the challenge facing DX movie adaptation is too much material to filter instead of too little to fill like many other games. I hope the writers choose sub-plots and characters judiciously so the action is still intense but there is not so much going on at once that the end of two hours with the movie feels like the end of two hours playing the game, and everyone goes, "huh?"

TigerRifle1
TigerRifle1

 @a_sh0pping_cart

 Well the good part about this is if the HR movie is mishandled they could always redo it using the JC Denton storyline.

dBoy7
dBoy7

 @blueboxdoctor  Blade Runner is a  masterpiece and will forever influence science fiction. Every time I see it I need  a couple of days to get over it's deep, deep, philosophical substance. But unfortunately, it's quite obvious that Ridley Scott isn't at the top of his game any more. Prometheus was not a good movie, and Robin Hood one of the worst and most offensive of all time. I can still remember seeing the audience leave the theater, yawning in boredom. It was just insulting. The problem is not the film making itself (which is very solid). It's just that he seems to be unable to balance the script and I don't think he could manage something as multi-layered as Deus Ex human Revolution. Not anymore at least. Which is contradictory considering that everything about Deus-Ex is taken from Blade Runner. But it's the truth. I'm still hoping that Ridley will make a comeback though... In the mean time, Christopher Nolan would seem like a wiser choice since EVERY movie he directs follows oddly on the steps of video game narrative.

 

Check this article for more info:

 

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/07/christopher-nolan-batman-inception-video-games.html

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

 @blueboxdoctor Ridley Scott made some of my favorite movies of all time. I do feel Blade Runner is more subtle than DEHR should be, so I hope any inspiration in in spirit and not in actual narrative. I want the conspiracy, the drug addiction, the AI-esque fleshers vs. mecha bad blood, all of it to explode on screen instead of hinted at. :)

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

 @jhcho2 sorry, silly me. i was thinking they wanted to make a good move. I'm sure your thinking is correct, my mistake.

nemiisis
nemiisis

@Unfallen_Satan @ImpliedBunny What makes you think it will be jensen. He was just the main character in the 3rd game. chances are it will be a completly new character all together

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @wwlettsome  "A good move" would be to not just make a film that's a cash in, but I doubt they're eager on making a good move or a good movie.

Hrel
Hrel

 @nemiisis  @Unfallen_Satan  @ImpliedBunny because the article says it's based on Human Revolution specifically. Now, it's possible that they just worded it wrong; but according to what the article says RIGHT NOW this will be a movie form of Deus Ex Human REvolution.