Following the most recent news of Michael Fassbender being cast as the protagonist in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed film adaptation, CBS Films and Eidos Interactive had a bombshell of their own to drop. In a recent announcement, the two aforementioned firms detailed their plans to move forward on a film adaptation of Deus Ex.
Interestingly, the adaptation will not encompass numerous elements of the series or start from the beginning (a la Max Payne and Resident Evil). Instead, it will be directly based on the most recent iteration of the franchise: Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Adrian Askarieh (producer of the upcoming Hitman sequel, along with adaptations of Kane & Lynch and Just Cause) and Roy Lee of CBS Films will be working closely with the Eidos-Montreal team during the development of the film. “No one knows ‘Human Revolution’ like the team that created it,” remarked Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films, “and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the ‘Deus Ex’ name.”
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released for multiple platforms during last year’s holiday season to critical and commercial success. A fifth Deus Ex game is already rumored to be in development.