Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still remake) has been confirmed as director of the feature film adaptation of Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. CBS Films made the announcement today, with Derrickson also tapped to adapt the video game for the big screen.
For those not into video games, here's the plot: "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. "
Commenting on his attachment to Deus Ex, Derrickson stated, "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."
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