Deus Ex becomes the latest game to get the movie treatment

Ever since Bob Hoskins squeezed himself into Mario's overalls back in 1993, the video game movie has been a controversial beast. Most have been savaged by movie critics, while few have left fans of the original games satisfied.

Could that be changing? Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the latest high profile game to be snapped up by Hollywood, with Scott Derrickson lined up to direct the sci-fi thriller. He's best known for recent horror hit Sinister, and also directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the Keanu Reeves remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. Derrickson will co-write the movie with C. Robert Cargill.

"Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence," Derrickson said in the studio announcement. "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."

Deus Ex joins many other big name games in the rush to the big screen over the next few years. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul will star in a movie version of Need for Speed, Michael Fassbender is set to headline the Assassin's Creed movie while Tom Hardy will be slipping into Sam Fisher's goggles for a Splinter Cell flick.

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Release Date: 19/11/2012