News has been slowly leaking out about the upcoming Deus Ex motion picture. Today, CBS Films are reporting that Scott Derrickson has been selected to direct the movie. Derrickson is responsible for Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still remake. Here's the statement from CBS:
CBS Films announced today that Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct the screen adaptation of the iconic Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Derrickson will also write the screenplay for the film with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film with John P. Middleton serving as Executive Producer. The film has not been dated yet, but it may well become one of the most traumatic events of my life. Stay tuned for new coverage as it breaks.
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.
"Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence,) said Derrickson, who continued, (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."