With Enormous now online (watch it here), I recently landed an exclusive interview with producer Adrian Askarieh. He talked about how he discovered the graphic novel by Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour, how Machinima got involved, shooting in Los Angeles, avoiding “web series” casting, his goal for the series, the status of the Deus Ex movie adaptation, and more.
For those unfamiliar with Enormous, the series takes place in a world overrun with gigantic monsters. Ceren Lee stars as a woman who works for the United Nation’s Search and Rescue division looking for abandoned children. The short also stars Erica Gimpel, Steve Brand, Garret Coffey, Billy Miller, Dallas Liu, Joe Swamberg, Nathan Moore, Todd Farmer, Simon Barret, and Charles Melton. Hit the jump for the interview.
Recent video game news has seen adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell land leading men, but a new project sees Deus Ex: Human Revolution progressing with writer/director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) attached to helm. Derrickson will co-write the treatment along with his Sinister co-writer, C. Robert Cargill. Though the Deus Ex video game franchise started in 2000, the feature will use 2011′s Deux Ex: Human Revolution as a template. The story follows special operative Adam Jensen, who is technologically augmented into a super soldier in order to unravel a global conspiracy. Hit the jump for the video game trailer and the full press release.
CBS Films has picked up the screen rights to the popular video game franchise Deus Ex. The series was first introduced in 2000 with Deus Ex, the second game was 2003′s Deus Ex: Invisible War, and then the series went on a eight year hiatus before returning with the highly successful Deus Ex: Human Revolution. While CBS films has the entire series at their disposable, the film will focus primarily on adapting Human Revolution, which centers on an ex-SWAT security specialist who must mechanically augment his body to fight a global conspiracy. Roy Lee (Abduction) and Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) are attached to produce.
Hit the jump for the full press release. I haven’t played Human Revolution yet but I have a GameStop gift card burning a hole in my pocked, so maybe I should check it out.