Michael Fassbender surprised everybody yesterday by attaching himself to star in and produce a film based on the Assassinâ€™s Creed video game series. Though video game adaptations donâ€™t fare to well at the box office or with critics, the fact that Fassbender will be starring in and producing makes for a promising start for the Assassinâ€™s Creed film.
But this isnâ€™t the only bit of video game adaptation news thatâ€™s floating around the wire. CBS Films is now getting into the act by snagging the rights to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game centers on Adam Jensen, whose body is modified by cybernetic devices that enhances physical skills and extra-sensory powers, searches for clues behind an attack on his biotech company.
The thin plot is only supported by the fact that Jensenâ€™s organic body has been technologically modified. Knowing that he has new enhanced physical skills and extra-sensory powers gives way for a director to interpret any way he or she pleases. But I am sure that the screenwriter that will be hired to pen the script will make the story and its characters a bit more exciting.
Personally Iâ€™ve never played the game, but from what I have read, itâ€™s a pretty successful PC game that has spans three titles. You can read Geeks of Doom’s review right here.
Deadline reports that CBS will bring Square Enix – the gameâ€™s developers – into the fold and have them involved in the creative process for the film. No word yet on who will be writing or directing.