Video Game Adaptation Tuesday: 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution'
Because these things are always successful
By Corwin Neuse Jul 10, 2012 9:45AM
It seems that as long as video game developers keep churning out content, Hollywood will always be intrigued by their crossover possibilities. Although iconic franchises like "Halo" and "Gears of War" have yet to spawn films, other titles keep getting their day in the sun, deservedly or not. (See also: "Prince of Persia," "Max Payne," "Assassin's Creed," etc.) The latest? "Deus Ex," a series about a dude in the future who has robotic arms and does stuff. Or something.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Films has snapped up the rights to Square Enix's celebrated video game, with the intention of turning into a blockbuster franchise. (Something they categorically failed to do with Harrison Ford's disastrous, embarrassing medical drama "Extraordinary Measures.") The film would reportedly follow the plot line of the latest game in that series, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution," which purports to be a "Batman Begins"-esque origin story for series protagonist Adam Jenson, an ex-SWAT "security specialist" who must overcome the psychological trauma of his past and embrace the use of his robotic arms to unravel a global conspiracy. Also, his wife has been kidnapped, so there's that.
Check out the rather cinematic trailer for "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" below, courtesy of IGN, and then feel free to join us in speculating just how stupid and/or awesome this project might be. A dystopic future in which corporations are more powerful than the government? We could see that. But a global industrial superpower being based in thriving, vibrant Detroit?? Now that's laughable.
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