Here we go again. Another big game another movie. though this time it looks like its the other way round. While usually a game tries to cash in on a successful movie, this is one of the few times that its the other way round. The thing is, almost always, both fail.
Deus Ex, the futuristic FPS\ RPG cyberpunk game is out to hit the big screen with the backing of CBS and Square Enix. CBS Films has apparently secured the rights from Japanese video game publisher Square Enix, which has been working with producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh to get the ball rolling.
Human Revolution was the latest in the Deus Ex series which originally launched in 2000 and has been looked back on ever since then as a legend in gaming even today (lets not talk about Invisible War).
Terry Press from CBS has said that it plans to base the movie on “Human Revolution” as a prequel set in 2027 and that,
“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.”
Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers added:
“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.”