The Video Game Movies Are Coming: Deus Ex, God Of War, Assassin’s Creed
Comic Books aren’t the only form of nerd media that is making a big push to the silver screen now. Video games will try to gain a little momentum with three big franchises heading to the big screen over the next few years. Movies based on games haven’t done so well at the box office, but maybe these three can change it.
CBS Films has secured the rights to the iconic video game franchise. Deus Ex was introduced in 2000, and its last entry Deus Ex: Human Revolution garnered universal acclaim in 2011 and ranked #1 across sales charts. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix, will be the base of the movie.
Set in the near future, when dramatic advances in science, specifically human augmentation, have triggered a technological renaissance, Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.
Terry Press, Co-President of CBS Films, says that the creative team will work with the studio starting on day one for the adaptation.
God of War
The writers of the new Guillermo Del Toro movie Pacific Rim have been tapped by Universal to rewrite a God of War script. The trials and tribulations of Kratos will make their way to the big screen after many starts and stops if the studio likes what they read for the new script.
Michael Fassbender will produce and star in a Assassin’s Creed film. Although negotiations have stalled between Ubisoft and Sony, Fassbender will work with Ubisoft to plan and develop the film. Sony may still distribute the film, but no official word yet.
Video game movies aren’t always successful, but maybe things can change with these big properties. Fassbender on Assassin’s is a good sign. He is quickly rising to be a huge star, and he obviously sees something with this movie or he wouldn’t put his name on it. What do you all think?