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Big news out of the video game movie world was revealed yesterday when Ubisoft revealed they had signed Tom Hardy on to star in an adaptation of the long running series Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, but now developer Square Enix is trying to trump that announcement. The video game company has teamed up with CBS Films and are now making a film version of Dues Ex: Human Revolution. Scott Derrickson, who directed the recently released Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, has come aboard to helm the film and will be working on the screenplay with his writing partner C. Robert Cargill.
The story will follow a man named Adam Jensen who is living in a future where technology has made great strides forward and people have taken to augmenting their bodies. Jensen is a former SWAT security specialist who is outfitted with mechanical tech and works to "unravel a global conspiracy," according to a press release.
Said Derrickson in a statement about the announcement, "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." The filmmaker was just recently in the news as it was reported earlier this week that he would be directing the new paranormal thriller Beware The Night with Eric Bana.
The Dues Ex franchise began in 2000 and there have been three titles released: Deus Ex (2000), Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011). As you can probably guess by the title, the story of the movie will follow the third game.