Predators writer Michael Finch has been hired by CBS Films for Deus Ex, an adaptation of the hit video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The project was once being worked on by Sinister tag team Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, but Derrickson recently scored the Doctor Strange directing gig from Marvel, so he’ll soon be quite occupied with that. Derrickson and Cargill are also working on the screenplay for a movie adaptation of The Outer Limits while screenwriter John Spaihts pens the script for Strange.
The Deus Ex video game series began in 2000, but 2011’s Human Revolution was a prequel entry. It is set in the year 2027 and tells the story of ex-SWAT and head of security for human augmentation company Sarif Industries, Adam Jensen, who’s almost fatally wounded in an incident before being saved by various augmentations to his damaged limbs and organs. The trailer for the game is included below to give you a better idea of what kind of movie this has the potential to be.
Finch is fairly new to the screenwriter game, with Predators being his only released credit. Upcoming titles he worked on the script for are The November Man with Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko, Agent 47, the upcoming movie based on the Hitman video game franchise starring Rupert Friend, and Theorem.
Deus Ex will be produced by Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh, and executive produced by John Middleton.
[Source: Heat Vision]