CBS Films' announcement that it had hired Sinister director Scott Derrickson to direct a feature adaptation of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game is exciting news. Human Revolution was one of the greatest games of 2011. It's a supreme science-fiction thriller and ideal movie fodder that features a highly adaptable cybernetically augmented protagonist named Adam Jensen who may be the ultimate action hero. But this is much more than a movie announcement. It could be the dawn of a new age in video-game movies. more »
A quick update on the flurry of Sundance deal-making of recent days, with well-received documentaries and less acclaimed but star-driven (read: marketable) narratives sitting pretty with distribution agreements. Will this be, as pundits predicted, a high-volume buying year in Park City?