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Deus Ex fans can look forward to getting another look of the series' cyberpunk-inspired future, though it'll be coming from an unexpected direction. CBS Films has announced that it's picked up the film rights to the series, and that it's bringing it to the big screen.
According to CBS, the movie is being developed closely with the creative team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution. "As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal know how to exceed their audience's expectations by engineering incredible worlds," says Terry Press, co-president at 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."
"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,” says Phil Rogers, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe. “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.”
Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are slated to produce the movie, and John P. Middleton is executive producer on the project. Askarieh has experience in adapting video game licenses to films, having produced 2007's Hitman and the upcoming Kane & Lynch.
Of course, one of the most intriguing aspects of the Deus Ex series has been player freedom. We're cautiously optimistic that once that's stripped away we're left with something that's still worth watching.
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