Deus Ex: Human Revolution Film Adaptation Announced
By George Denison on July 10th, 2012 (12 comments)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is heading to the big screen. CBS films have secured the film rights to the cyberpunk franchise, and Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are set to produce the adaptation, according to a report by Variety.
CBS will be working with Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal on the film. Terry Press, the co-president of CBS films, has expressed his optimism about the film, saying,
As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal know how to exceed their audience's expectations by engineering incredible worlds. No one knows Human Revolution like the team that created it, and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the 'Deus Ex' name.
Phil Rogers, the CEO of Square Enix Europe, was similarly enthusiastic, saying,
As the millions of fans who have played the 'Deus Ex' games for more than a decade will tell you, these games catapult you into a universe that is stimulating, engaging and relevant. We're firm believers in building strong partnerships, and so we're thrilled to be working with CBS Films on bringing the unique 'Deus Ex' experience to the big screen.
While a thematically rich game like Deus Ex: Human Revolution might make for a better film adaptation than, say, Need For Speed, there is still a key problem with adapting a game like Deus Ex: Human Revolution to the big screen. It was a game that forced you to make choices and created vastly different experiences from one person to another, which is something videogames can do and films can't. If the adaptation of Human Revolution can draw out a singular, cohesive narrative from the Deus Ex universe, then the film might be a success, but it might also be missing the point of the franchise.
Also, who would play Adam Jensen? Jensen already sounds like a Batman-era Christian Bale, but I'm thinking Keanu Reeves would fit the role quite well.
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