CBS Films has purchased the film rights to the Deus Ex franchise, according to Variety. The film will be directly inspired by the most recent entry in the franchise, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Developer Eidos Montreal will work with producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh to bring a faithful adaptation of the game to the silver screen.
"As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal know how to exceed their audience's expectations by engineering incredible worlds," said CBS Films co-president Terry Press. "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."
In addition to producers Lee and Askarieh, Maria Faillace, executive VP of production, and creative executive Alex Ginno from CBS Films have signed on for the project. John P. Middleton will serve as an executive producer.
"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," said Square Enix Europe president and CEO Phil Rogers. "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 bigscreen."
Adrian Askarieh seems to Square Enix' main man in Hollywood. The producer is also attached to a new film based on the Hitman series and the big-screen versions of both Kane and Lynch and Just Cause.