It was almost one year ago to the day (tomorrow, actually) that we last reported on CBS Films' upcoming adaptation of the hit videogame DEUS EX, when the film's writer at the time, C. Robert Cargill, shared his vision of what the flick could be by stating "We want this film to be BLADE RUNNER". That got us stoked about the adaptation, which at the time was to be helmed by SINISTER and DELIVER US FROM EVIL director Scott Derrickson. Any film that aspires to be as great as BLADE RUNNER should garner some attention, right?
Derrickson left the DEUS EX project to tackle DOCTOR STRANGE for Marvel, and now it seems that Cargill has jumped ship as well as now The Hollywood Reporter is sharing that CBS Films has tapped PREDATORS writer Michael Finch to handle script duties for the adaptation.
The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing with John Middleton executive producing.
Hopefully they're still taking a BLADE RUNNER-esque angle. We'll let you know more as we hear it.