Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Jurassic World Trailer Lands
‘You made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea...’
Ridley Scott Not Planning To Direct Blade Runner Sequel
But he'll produce it for someone else to make
Joe Wright's Pan Teaser Trailer Arrives
Head off to Neverland
New Sherlock Image Released
Holmes & Watson play dress up for the special
Birdman and Boyhood Lead Indie Spirit Nominations
Nightcrawler and more also score nods
Guillermo Del Toro Talks Pacific Rim Sequel
'It’s a few years after the first one...'
Nicole Kidman Plans To Tell Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon also set for the limited series
New UK Trailer For The Interview
James Franco and Seth Rogen are going to North Korea
John C. Reilly Rounds Up Les Cowboys
He's set for Thomas Bidegain's directorial debut
First Look At Empire's The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
New cover revealed: Azog The Defiler and the Orcs
Michelle MacLaren Confirmed As Wonder Woman's Director
She has a deal to develop the film for Warner Bros.
Empire's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Spoiler Podcast
Featuring the director, Francis Lawrence
Ari Folman Wants To Make Jodorowsky's Dune
Waltz With Bashir director dreams of animated version
Eddie Marsan Is A Blunderer
With Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel
More Movie News

Deus Ex Game Headed To Screens
Adam Jensen takes aim at the cinema

10 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Deus Ex Game Headed To Screens

While video games haven’t been the most reliable source of great movies (even something like the long-running Resident Evil franchise has proved average despite its box office success), that’s not stopping film companies from raiding the popular titles. Which brings us to CBS Films and its plans to turn Square Enix hit Deus Ex to the big screen.

CBS has nabbed the rights to the game, which first hit shelves in 2000 and went on to spawn both a sequel and a prequel focused on a former SWAT security specialist whose body has been enhanced with nanotech and who must work to unravel a massive conspiracy. While, of course, dealing with lots of enemies.

The movie will apparently spring from the latest version of the game, Human Revolution, which took the story back to before the first title and introduced Adam Jensen, the first person to get the nanotechnology treatment after an attack on the company where he’s security chief leaves him badly injured.

This isn’t the first time the game has pinged Hollywood’s radar – Sony’s Columbia arm announced in 2002 that Laura Ziskin would produce a version with Greg Pruss cranking out the script. Willem Dafoe was mentioned as a possible cast member, though nothing ever came of it.

Right now, the current take is still searching for a writer and director.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Possession Poster Haunts The Web
Fear the demon that doesn't fear God
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

Great game
One of the best game of last years and one of the best male characters in video games ever. More

Posted by bereski at 21:36 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Deus Ex
Most of the Renaissance details were dropped in the concept stages. To be honest I don't see the point in adapting a game which was firstly fun because of the choice system and the alternate play throughs you could do, but secondly one that is already so heavily film influenced. The main thing they could do with the screen version is include way more of the kind of thing the promotional videos showed - the hard reality of neoropozyne withdrawal and anti corporation riots. More

Posted by rich at 19:02 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Deus Ex
L: Filmfan 2 The latest incarnation owes a heavy debt to The Matrix and Blade Runner, which were a massive influence on its visual style. That said, if this is handled correctly, it could be quite an epic piece of cinema. t was inspired heavily by the Renaissance. More

Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:30 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Did you play the game?
Triple Post More

Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Did you play the game?
Double Post More

Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Did you play the game?
Deux Ex: Human Revolution is about biomechanical augmentation, not nanotech. Nonetheless, there's a couple of great films to be made from the franchise. I'm amazed it's something that hasn't been explored more in film as it's very tangible. Unfortunately this isn't going to happen and it'll probably turn out to be some superficial, vacuous nonsense. More

Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:24 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Deus Ex
*Double Post* More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 17:18 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Deus Ex
The latest incarnation owes a heavy debt to The Matrix and Blade Runner, which were a massive influence on its visual style. That said, if this is handled correctly, it could be quite an epic piece of cinema. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 17:18 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
We guide you, Richard Kiley-style, through the secrets of the new park

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape

Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)