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Scott Derrickson will direct the Deus Ex movie

Nov. 15, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Lots of video games are moving forward to the big screen these days and the next one to make progress will be DEUS EX. The movie version of the sci-fi game has just picked up director Scott Derrickson to helm the project.

Derrickson's most recent movie is the Ethan Hawke horror movie SINISTER. Prior to that he directed the remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. He will co-write the screenplay with his SINISTER scribe C. Robert Cargill.

CBS Films announced the project today and that it will be directly based on the latest game in the franchise, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION.

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.

Derrickson had this to say about the news: "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."

Derrickson has done a good job directing smaller projects, like SINISTER, where the movie is scaled to a house or a smaller scope. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL was his largest project to date and it was a boring movie that was not particularly great visually either. Here is hoping that he can prove me wrong and deliver an exciting sci-fi thriller.

Source: CBS Films

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5:14PM on 11/15/2012
Heeeeeeeeeeell yeah!!!

That being said, they went with the guy who did The Day the Earth Stood Still? Really? I mean, really? But whatever, fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

Also, Ethan Hawke would be perfect for the lead. Just saying.
Heeeeeeeeeeell yeah!!!

That being said, they went with the guy who did The Day the Earth Stood Still? Really? I mean, really? But whatever, fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

Also, Ethan Hawke would be perfect for the lead. Just saying.
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5:52AM on 11/16/2012

Derrickson hasn't done anything that has even mildly impressed me.

Emily Rose and Sinister were both pretty mediocre in my book and The Day The Earth Stood Still (his previous project that is the most similar to this one) was actively bad. This g give me absolutely no reason to become excited about this project.
Emily Rose and Sinister were both pretty mediocre in my book and The Day The Earth Stood Still (his previous project that is the most similar to this one) was actively bad. This g give me absolutely no reason to become excited about this project.
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8:58PM on 11/15/2012
If done right, this could be a solid adaptation.
If done right, this could be a solid adaptation.
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8:14PM on 11/15/2012
Well, no faith in this director, but at least cast Timothy Olyphant. The main character already sounds like him anyway.
Well, no faith in this director, but at least cast Timothy Olyphant. The main character already sounds like him anyway.
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7:33PM on 11/15/2012
Not thrilled about the director bit, but for once I'd like to see a top shelf director take on one of these projects. Deus Ex has a fantastic story and atmosphere. It could really benefit from a director like Ridley Scott or someone who has experience working in this kind of genre and has some classic films under their belt. I get it's based on a video game, but there are ways to turn these video games into great movies. If Takashi Miike can make awesome adaptations in Japan, then it's possible
Not thrilled about the director bit, but for once I'd like to see a top shelf director take on one of these projects. Deus Ex has a fantastic story and atmosphere. It could really benefit from a director like Ridley Scott or someone who has experience working in this kind of genre and has some classic films under their belt. I get it's based on a video game, but there are ways to turn these video games into great movies. If Takashi Miike can make awesome adaptations in Japan, then it's possible here.
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