Deus Ex Movie Rights Secured by CBS Film

10 Jul 2012

According to Variety, CBS Films has secured the rights for a movie based on the Deus Ex franchise. The film production company will work on a movie based on the recent Deus Ex: Human Revolution prequel from Eidos Montreal, and is working closely with the developers to ensure the quality of the production.
CBS Films has secured film rights to Square Enix's cyberpunk videogame franchise "Deus Ex," with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh attached to produce.

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"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," said Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films. "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."

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John P. Middleton will serve as exec producer of the project. Maria Faillace, exec VP of production, and creative executive Alex Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.

The Deus Ex franchise does seem like one that could work rather decently in movie form, although I'd be wary of a direct adaptation of the plot of the game. Hopefully, assuming the project doesn't end up in limbo, it'll turn out well.

Thanks Eurogamer.