The latest in a long string of Games-turned-Films that will almost certainly never see the light of day*,Deus Ex: Human Revolution
is now in the pipeline for Square Enix
and CBS Films
, the latter securing film rights to the cyberpunk franchise.
My pet favourite title of 2011, and easily among the year’s very best, Human Revolution
has sold over 2.5 million copies since its release last August, making it fertile ground for an adaptation.
Co-president of CBS Films
"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. 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
Phil Rogers, Square Enix Europe
CEO, added: "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."
In other films-that’ll-never-get-made-news, yesterday revealed that Clickonline
resident hero, Michael Fassbender
, will star in and co-produce a movie adaptation of Ubisoft's enormously successful Assassin's Creed
I look forward to watching that one.
Take place in my imagination.
*I’d LOVE to be proven wrong on this count by the way