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Deus Ex Film Director & Writer

The CBS Films Website has details on plans for a film based on the Deus Ex series of action/RPGs, specifically Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the latest installment (thanks nin). Here's word on the writer and director now associated with the production:

CBS Films announced today that Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct the screen adaptation of the iconic Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Derrickson will also write the screenplay for the film with C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film with John P. Middleton serving as Executive Producer.

Set in the near future, when dramatic advances in science, specifically human augmentation, have triggered a technological renaissance, Deus Ex: Human Revolution follows Adam Jensen, an ex-SWAT security specialist who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

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24. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 14:09 Gadzooks
 
The game itself was basically an interactive film. Knowing the movie industry, halfwits will try to show off their artistic liberties and change it so much that its nothing like the game.

Seriously, I dont know why they dont just have the people who made the game, be in charge of most of the actual movie production and script. The industry obviously doesnt care about making a good movie, only about marketing a popular name to bring in a quick buck on something that is most likely total garbage.
 
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23. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 12:41 Creston
 
nin wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 11:34:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 11:14:
Raptor wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 04:18:
Great!
Now we'll have a movie about a guy walking into a room, taking out a guy and searching through cupboards and hacking computers for an hour before proceeding to the next room to do the same..

Just think of how much footage they can get from Adam pulling unconscious bodies into an air vent!


Creston


I look forward to this scene.


I thought you'd have linked the "Adam knocks out two hookers" scene, but this one is hilarious too.

Creston
 
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22. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 11:56 Trainwreck
 
This won't work. The entire point of Deus Ex is the choice that the player has in determining outcomes. People need to understand that adapting games to film doesn't elevate either artform; they are already distinct, complete media on their own.  
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21. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 11:34 nin
 
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 11:14:
Raptor wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 04:18:
Great!
Now we'll have a movie about a guy walking into a room, taking out a guy and searching through cupboards and hacking computers for an hour before proceeding to the next room to do the same..

Just think of how much footage they can get from Adam pulling unconscious bodies into an air vent!


Creston


I look forward to this scene.

 
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20. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 11:14 Creston
 
Raptor wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 04:18:
Great!
Now we'll have a movie about a guy walking into a room, taking out a guy and searching through cupboards and hacking computers for an hour before proceeding to the next room to do the same..

Just think of how much footage they can get from Adam pulling unconscious bodies into an air vent!

Anyway, the story of DE:HR was pretty cool, if a bit predictable, so this might be okay. I've never heard of any of the people involved, but that doesn't really mean much. To be honest, I think the first Deus Ex's story would make a better movie than DE:HR.

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19. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 10:37 Ratty
 
I'm thinking they won't call it Deus Ex. Who wants to see a movie they can't pronounce? Maybe it'll be a subtitle: Super Robot Explosion: Deus Ex.  
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18. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 04:18 Raptor
 
Great!
Now we'll have a movie about a guy walking into a room, taking out a guy and searching through cupboards and hacking computers for an hour before proceeding to the next room to do the same..
 
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17. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 03:25 InBlack
 
This could be a good movie, but then again after Gibson's Neuromancer, Johnny Mnemonic and the Matrix none of this is going to seem very fresh or original or even that interesting to a movie-going audience that is unfamiliar with the game.

Im not expecting much since so far I havent seen a single great movie adapted from a PC (or video) game.
 
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16. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 03:16 J
 
So long as it's based upon this then it'll be awesome!  
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15. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 23:55 eRe4s3r
 
Looper was pretty damn awesome though...  
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14. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 23:34 TheWitcher
 
Bah, they should be making a movie based on the first game! On second thought, maybe the first game could be the basis for a sequel if DXHR: The Movie does well... Thinking2
 
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13. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 23:20 Frijoles
 
Wonder if his dog lives in the movie. People hate dead pets.  
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12. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 23:04 dj LiTh
 
please dont screw this up... this could be amazing if done right  
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11. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 23:01 Proudfoot
 
Hmm, just recently rewatched Eureka and think Ed Quinn, the guy that played Nathan Stark, would be a good Jensen. May be a bit too old now, but with that beard, stick on some cybernetics, it would work.  
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10. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 22:52 Scottish Martial Arts
 
DX:HR was a great game, but it had a meandering, unfocused, borderline incoherent script. To me, it seemed as if their writers had a couple ideas for a story, but never quite figured out how to develop them, how they would fit together, and where they would go. In the end, it was a superb game with great artwork and atmosphere, but the story itself just wasn't very good, which is especially glaring in a Deus Ex game.

As for the director and writer for the movie, Sinister was a surprisingly good horror movie, but I'm not sure the folks behind that are a good match for a cyberpunk thriller.
 
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9. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 22:46 ItBurn
 
This could be amazing and I've been thinking about a movie of it for a while. I love the story and characters of the game. I'm gonna go with hopeful.  
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8. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 22:12 NegaDeath
 
I didn't ask for this....


But if done right I might enjoy it anyways!
 
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7. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 22:10 Genesys
 
I think it'd be easier converting a game like this than a book. Two problems with a book are 1) you've always got way more exposition than is necessary in a movie, so the movie ends up without a lot of the backstory and internal motivation of the characters, and 2) each reader has already filmed their own version in their mind's eye.

I'd love to see a movie taking on the question of "how much can you change before you aren't human anymore" (or rather, before the people at either end of the augmentation spectrum stop thinking of the other as human), but action sells more tickets.
 
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6. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 22:02 Cutter
 
Awww this is gonna' suck. And wth didn't they do another expansion for DXHR? And wth is Thief 4?
 
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5. Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 15, 2012, 21:51 Cyanotetyphas
 
Sinister got some respect among critics for having some thoughtful elements and juicing a good performance out of Hawke. Wish it was someone else but this is probably better than expected, its not like the climate is right for Aronofsky to make a video game movie.

Depending on how much cash he gets (CBS Films doesn't really make blockbusters...) I would expect something along the lines of Looper in style and tone.
 
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