Passages from the script of an unreleased Deus Ex: Human Revolution film adaptation have been posted online.

A decade ago, there were plans for a film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill were supposed to work on the project, but they were eventually put on Doctor Strange by Marvel. Production company CBS Films then decided to cancel the film.

The script passages were published by USA Today. The film would begin with a quote from Albert Einstein, which translates something like this: “Technological progression is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.”

Then lead character Adam Jensen would come into the picture. Where in the games he is forced to implement technological augmentation in his body, he would choose it in the film itself. The many sections of the script can be read here.