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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Film Plans

CBS Films is planning a film adaptation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, reports Variety, saying Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing the movie. "As is clear from the wild success of the game, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal know how to exceed their audience's expectations by engineering incredible worlds," said Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films. "No one knows 'Human Revolution' like the team that created it, and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the 'Deus Ex' name." Thanks Eurogamer.

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27. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Film Plans Jul 10, 2012, 16:38 Raptor
 
I don't know who's more "at fault" over that one. The first one was supposed to be set in the future where cyberized people are already the norm. And thinking back, with the exception of only a few things it really didn't look futuristic.

Don't get me wrong, it was one of the best PC games ever... but really think back. Until some of those hi-tech bases at the end nothing really looked that hi-tech. Run down brownstones, sewers, old European buildings, Nevada Desert outside A51, etc. The only cool / slick place I remember "outside" was Hong Kong.

Maybe it was the lack of really detailed textures and really-low poly counts. Maybe they were going for "trashed dystopian future where the Statue of Liberty is gone, but lots of people have metal on their faces and some have swords that could pass for light sabers."

Meanwhile... by the time DX3 came out the graphics engines were able to do a lot more. Instead of a plain gray stripe on a toon's face or arm you could now see a texture of lines and such. Instead of a low poly-count hexagon for a limb (with little/no texture), you can now go for something the shape of an Olympic Athlete only instead made of resin an cable.

So I blame that more on the limiting tech for the first game than the second game going "too far" with their graphics.

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It's nothing about tech, but rather as Simplymonk wrote - Square.
In fact, I think it's about the only reason, just different tastes and different visions.

The whole point of Dx was a world which has and was suffering a lot for various reasons, yet it still was realistic and easy to grasp.
It had plenty of Sci-Fi futuristic stuff, but only for the privileged.

Cities didn't float in the air, no matter how cool it looks it's just not something you could imagine happening in the nearest future.
Deus Ex 3 takes place 2027, Dx1 is 2052.
So it's not about technology or that human kind has evolved so much in 10 years we can now imagine all of those cool futuristic places, weapons and tech, but just creative freedom.
Which of those two groups predicted the future more closely?

That's what made the game so hard to take seriously for me. It was in an alternative universe with some familiar names dropped in E-mails as fillers.
If the movie was to do the whole anti-aug or pro-aug debate it would need to write a lot of new material. I can't remember any conversation that wasn't black and white when it came to that subject (nor really any other for that matter), so it was left pretty unexplored in the end.

While it would be right to start from the beginning to introduce the audience to the story I think in this case it wouldn't be the correct place to start from at all. Dx1 set the lore, Dx3 used it in E-mails as a filler.
I don't hate the game but just because it was later released, looked nicer, was more accessible and thus received a lot of fans from the new era doesn't mean it should be the start.

Would you make a movie from Half life 2 or Half life 1?
 
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