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'Deus Ex' to be adapted by 'Sinister' writer Scott Derrickson

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Scott Derrickson will be adapting and directing the film version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The 2011 sci-fi action video game will be brought to the screen by the Sinister and Exorcism of Emily Rose director for CBS Films.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Derrickson will take on directing duties as well as co-writing with his Sinister collaborator Robert Cargill.

The cyberpunk series focuses on methods used by the world's elite to control and manipulate society, in a near future where dramatic advances in science and human augmentation have triggered a technological renaissance

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the original 2000 game Deus Ex, and acts as an origin story for hero of the series Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist.

Derrickson is also lined up to adapt Stephen King's The Breathing Method. It will be the last remaining tale in short story collection Different Seasons to be adapted for the screen, with the other three having been made as The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me and Apt Pupil.

Watch the trailer for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution videogame below:

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