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'Deus Ex' film rights secured by CBS films

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Rights to a Deus Ex movie have been secured by CBS Films.

Game publisher Square Enix has signed a deal to bring the million-selling franchise to the big screen, according to Variety.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution review

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"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 president of Square Enix Europe 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 big screen."

John P Middleton is to serve as the executive producer of the project, with Maria Faillace as the vice president of production, and Alex Ginno will be the creative executive for CBS Films.

The project will be based on the most recent title Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which was a prequel to the original Deus Ex.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution review

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Set in 2027, the game covers topics such as the rise of human augmentation and the dominance of multinational corporations over governments.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Michael Fassbender was to produce and star in an Assassin's Creed movie.

> Read our review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Watch a trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution below:

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