Aside from superhero movies, it looks like the next big thing in Hollywood are video game adaptations. Sony is already pushing forward with Shadow of the Colossus, having already hired Josh Tank to direct the film. Then there's the movie for the best-selling video game franchise, Splinter Cell, which is set to hit theaters sometime in 2013.
Another one to add to that list is Deus Ex, as it has been reported that CBS Films has just acquired the screen rights to the iconic video game franchise developed by Square Enix.
The first Deus Ex video game was released in 2000, followed by , Deus Ex: Invisible War in 2003 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution in 2011.
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. 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.
-- Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films
John P. Middleton is attached as an executive producer, while Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh will also serve as producers of the movie.
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.
-- Phil Rogers, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe