Scott Derrickson ("Sinister," "The Exorcism of Emily Rose") has signed on to direct the big screen adaptation of the hit Square Enix video game, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution," for CBS Films, the company announced on Thursday.
Derrickson will also write the screenplay for the film with C. Robert Cargill ("Sinister.")
Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film, with John P. Middleton serving as the executive producer.
Set in the near future, when dramatic advances in science, specifically human augmentation, have triggered a technological renaissance, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" follows Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
"'Deus Ex' is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence," said Derrickson. "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 "Deus Ex" franchise was originally introduced in June 2000. Its latest entry, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution," launched in 2011, ranked number one across global sales charts and earned over 100 industry awards.
Developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" will serve as the primary template for the film.
Derrickson and Cargill, pictured above, are represented by WME and managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.