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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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'

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.

Germandude2
Germandude2

Balls. I thought it said exorcist director is behind Deus Ex. William Friedkin doesn't get enough work nowadays.

ChristysXmas
ChristysXmas

I'd like to see Keanu Reeves play Adam Jensen, if he'll be in the movie.

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

Deus Ex: HR is already a cinematographical experience, so I hope to see that great plot well adapted for the movie screen...

vault-boy
vault-boy

He has yet to prove himself, so far he just seems like a run of the mill shitty writer/director

mhaed
mhaed

This guy might make a decent horror flick (Sinister) but he's not cut out to be handling something of this scale. He's mediocre at best, and not awful, but there are fans galore out there and he's playing in dangerous territory with a less-than-stellar track record. I'm waiting for the PG-13 rating...

AjenoMerveilles
AjenoMerveilles

Not quite as horrific as the news about a Shadow of the Colossus movie, but yes, the problem with games to movies is the studio takes the game and keeps the story. Which then essentially offers people a game they cannot play for two hours. Change the story and add to the mythology of the game and it might work. Alas, when you attach crap directors, my entire point flies out of the window anyway.

 

All those years the gaming industry spent striving for mainstream credibility and bork movies do nothing but set the industry back. Cheers.

Hrel
Hrel

Fuck! That is REALLY not good. Whoever wrote Deus Ex: Invisible War should write the movie. Fuck, this sucks. Almost no chance it can be good now.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Deus Ex was always f***ing boring.  I can't see it being a good movie.

BuBsay
BuBsay

So get a guy that's known for mediocre, generic pop-out horror films to direct a philosophical character driven sci-fi that's most akin to a Ridley Scott film?

 

Yes, that makes perfect sense....

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

What's with the sudden interest in making game related movies? Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid and now Deus Ex?

 

As much as I'd love to watch a decent game inspired movie for a change, I doubt any of them will be successful.

Steba93
Steba93

Many games have potential to be great and awesome movies, but sadly directors and writers usually miss the point of the games completely and the movie feels like they're trying to make quick cash out of the name. Resident Evil movies because this annoying slowmo action bullshit, first RE movie actually had some RE mood in it and was pretty ok, but it went just downhill from there, way downhill. Tekken movies were just stupid, especially the latest animated one which didn't seem to have anything to do with the games except for some characters... That weren't anything like in the games and had very few fight scenes with overly dramatical anime plot that didn't make any sense. And less we say about Uwe Boll the better. Yeah, exactly like the games. If movie is made based on video game, it should be written and directed by the same people that made the games, or at least strictly supervised by them. Or better yet, don't make it at all! It's fine the way it is, don't those people have enough money already and maybe some sense not to try and ruin the franchise. I hope DE movie is good, no one wants to see bad movies and I really hope they succeed... But of course they find some way to fuck it up like always.

macaque12
macaque12

By the people involved on it, it will probably suck!. And also, I think the orignal Deus EX should become a movie, well it could even become a tv series

Lost-to-Apathy
Lost-to-Apathy

Deus Ex could actually make a very awesome movie. They should look to Blade Runner for some inspiration.

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

My personal 2011 GOTY. Left me in awe the first time I played it. That being said though, I'll wait until I see more before I get excited about a video game movie.

Tekcor
Tekcor

Excellent sci-fi game + Horror director + Horror producer = Sonofabitch.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

All films taken from games are an immediate fail and kill the titles reputation it once had.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Please stop with the video game movies, thanks.

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

Deadly Nemesis: EXCELLENT point.  I kinda hadn't thought of it that way.... I was going from the angle of:  Movies based off of games are usually complete trash.  Your point that games nowadays are essentially movies where you, the player, is the main character... and being in an interactive, branching movie is much more entertaining than simply watching a completely linear movie. 

On another note: i actually liked Deus Ex: HR quite a bit.  It isn't quite up to the standards set by the original, but it is a great first-step in what is hopefully a series of new Deus Ex games. 

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

Well its like this. Deus Ex, awesome, one of the best games of all time. DE2 very few redeeming features. DEHR, basically garbage. So if that trend continues, the movie should be unwatchable, embarrasing trash. Im not hopeful that this excellent franchise wont be just crapped on for the final time.

LatinproX
LatinproX

not asking, TELLING don`t it NOW if you know what is good for u

LatinproX
LatinproX

the last game was lame, not impressed in the least.  I tried to go for no kills and killed anyway.  shit controls, fix it or fukc off

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

This has the potential to be a very good movie, smart and intelligent with good doze of action and not-to distant cyber implants future story.

 

They got a good movie director, now we wait and see. (it can't be as bad as DOOM movie lol)

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

If done right, Deus Ex can make for an excellent film (The first one and HR both). I really hope they do it right.

senseless_dj
senseless_dj

Awesome. This guy knows how to make movies.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

Am I the only one who feels that due to how far we have come in game design, graphics and storytelling we really no longer need to see these things brought to the big screen? Games are practically movies these days, but even better, they are interactive. These are no longer the days of characters being rendered in little cubes and text walls that deliver story.  Why do we need cinematic adaptations of a games that will likely pale in comparison to them now? Do we really need movies of Bioshock, Mass Effect and Deus Ex in this day and age?