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Deus Ex Movie Details

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, respective director and co-writer of the upcoming Deus Ex movie, discuss plans to adapt the action/RPG series for the silver screen with CraveOnline. Here's a bit from Cargill answering how they plan to avoid the obvious trap that "basically every video game movie has sucked before." He replies:

Yeah. Yeah, the chief philosophy is we’re not making a video game movie, we’re making a cyberpunk movie. We’ve taken a look at what’s worked in video games and what hasn’t, and really what we’ve broken down is what we think the audience really wants, [what] the audience that loves Deus Ex is going to want to see out of a Deus Ex movie. And it’s not a rehashing of the game. What they want to see is, they want to see elements of the game that they love, but they want to see things that they hadn’t quite seen in the game, that the game didn’t allow them to see. So it’s really allowed us to expand upon the things that happened in the game, and the game has such a great cinematic story to begin with that those elements are very easy to extract. But really, at its core, we just keep telling each other, “We’re not making a video game movie, we’re making a cyberpunk movie.” And Scott and I are such big cyberpunk fans from way back in the day that that just really charges us up. Because that’s what’s so great about Deus Ex to begin with, is it really gets cyberpunk. I Eidos Montreal really understood the nature of cyberpunk and made “the” cyberpunk game, and it is just fantastic, and we’ve just had a great time adapting it.

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36. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Mar 2, 2013, 11:36 qsto
 
Taskeen wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 17:41:
Deus Ex to me was never "Cyber Punk," it is a somewhat realistic view of the future of Humanity in the context of our times.
The context of Cyberpunk has always been just that. A scifi more rooted to modern day societies; a future world not so far away that paints a picture which already carries an eerily close resemblance to these strange days we live in.
The first cyberpunk novels and the the tabletop RPG depicted a world where the nation state has become irrelevant, and huge multinational corporations run amok without any regard for the rule of law. That's pretty much the world we live in right now. Nation states are being held hostage by too big to fail banks, that can pretty much do ANYTHING they please without facing any consequences.

As far as Deus Ex goes, it was so ahead of its time back in the day, it's crazy when you think about it. Not talking about the gameplay elements here. I think everyone here can appreciate that side. I'm talking about the setting and the plotline. All those conspiracy theories that were introduced within the game, only started to go mainstream after 9/11 and the advent of fast broadband truly hitting everyday household.
 
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35. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 26, 2013, 11:34 Verno
 
I'm interested, I'm always hopeful someone will do the VG to movie thing right and Deus Ex is an interesting IP to make an attempt with.  
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34. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 22, 2013, 07:30 gray
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 14:12:
The track record of the director and writer instills... zero faith

This. I don't understand why they bother. Save it, it could be a cash cow with someone decent at the helm.
 
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33. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:47 nin
 

Yeah, one of the few gripes (and I can't disagree) with HR is you're allowed to totally take a stealth upgrade path, but you still end up boss fights. Typhoon allows you to end any(*) boss fight quickly and get back to being stealthy.


*Welllll...unless you make one bad decision at a certain point.

 
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32. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:43 Yosemite Sam
 
nin wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 19:37:
I'm playing total stealth so don't keep guns and then I have to battle this biatch... well I keep guns now.

Typhoon x2 and you're done.


Can't, been using all my upgrades for hacking, inventory and other things. But nice to know, thanks. I'll save up for that upgrade next.
 
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31. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:11 Trainwreck
 
Blade Runner is not really cyberpunk, aesthetics aside. Certainly, theres nothing cyberpunk wbout the source material. And if you guys had read the actual interview, you would know that the writers specifically did reference Gibson and Stephenson. A direct-to-movie adaptation would suck horribly, so the fact that they're avoiding this approach gives me some optimism about the project. Here's hoping this movie won't suck like every single game movie ever.  
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30. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:07 MattyC
 
Verno wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 08:55:
There's also a really awful looking COH movie coming out that's direct to dvd starring Tom Sizemore and Vinnie Jones.

I am sure it will end up being bad, but with Neal McDonough, Vinnie Jones, and Tom Sizemore I am hoping it will at least have some campy enjoyability.
 
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29. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 19:39 Cutter
 
Trevellian wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 12:41:
Cutter wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 12:07:
Yeah, no one ever really thinks about Strange Days but it was a good flick, and it was right on the beginning cusp of cyberpunk. And lets not overlook all the great cyberpunk animation out there, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, et al.

Shirow is the man when it comes to cyberpunk, my personal favorite still being Appleseed. No I don't mean the CGI Anime and it's sequel, though I did enjoy both being a long time Appleseed fan. I own the original 4 Appleseed books that ran from 85-91, long before he ever imagined Ghost in the Shell he was already defining Cyberpunk.

Heh, I'm not even remotely down with Manga or whatever the hell it is now. I just know that GitS and Akira were pretty effing awesome!
 
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28. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 19:37 nin
 
I'm playing total stealth so don't keep guns and then I have to battle this biatch... well I keep guns now.

Typhoon x2 and you're done.

 
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27. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 19:25 Yosemite Sam
 
I'm just getting into HR, alright so far. First city hub kinda lame. Map totally sucks balls, is it that friken hard to leave markers to places I might want to go back to? took me half an hour the other night just to find the damn store. Boss battle was WTF. I'm playing total stealth so don't keep guns and then I have to battle this biatch... well I keep guns now. A well done movie with this IP would be sweet, but based on the shit that was the earth stood still remake I'm not holding my breath.  
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26. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 19:17 jdreyer
 
Sho wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:33:
The obvious Blade Runner aside, I think one of the best cyberpunk movies was actually Strange Days ...

Strange Days is good b/c it was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark 30) and written by some dude name James Cameron. Having writers and directors who know what they're doing helps.

While Cargill and Derrickson don't have the best track record (Sinister was just okay), I know Cargill is a huge geek who has spent decades steeped in the geek culture. He loves the material, so there's hope he'll really treat the story as a labor of love. I'm hoping this turns out good.

 
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25. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 17:41 Taskeen
 
A movie made COMPLETELY faithful to the moral and background story of Deus Ex would be controversial. Technically, it still could be considered that with all its background conspiracies that have some truth in the real world. Then there is real kicker, the groups in Deus Ex that take up arms against the government and are branded "Terrorists." You bet your ass I would see that movie, but I doubt something that good would be made. Deus Ex to me was never "Cyber Punk," it is a somewhat realistic view of the future of Humanity in the context of our times.  
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24. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 14:39 gizmostuff
 
I cringe a little every time Deus Ex is mentioned to be made into a film. The original should NOT be made into a movie period. I've see no actor that could portray JC the way the game does.

If it's Human Revolution they make into a film then they may have a chance since Jensen seems to be more human. People could relate to him more, even after being augmented then they could with JC. I think Jensen would be easier for an actor to portray with success. On top of that, the plot is less complex than the original was imo.

 
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23. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 14:12 siapnar
 
The track record of the director and writer instills... zero faith  
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22. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 12:56 Mr. Tact
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 11:28:
Not on NetFlix,
They have the DVD, it's not Oscar material but it's worth a watch.
 
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21. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 12:41 Trevellian
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 12:07:
Yeah, no one ever really thinks about Strange Days but it was a good flick, and it was right on the beginning cusp of cyberpunk. And lets not overlook all the great cyberpunk animation out there, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, et al.

Shirow is the man when it comes to cyberpunk, my personal favorite still being Appleseed. No I don't mean the CGI Anime and it's sequel, though I did enjoy both being a long time Appleseed fan. I own the original 4 Appleseed books that ran from 85-91, long before he ever imagined Ghost in the Shell he was already defining Cyberpunk.

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20. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 12:07 Cutter
 
Yeah, no one ever really thinks about Strange Days but it was a good flick, and it was right on the beginning cusp of cyberpunk. And lets not overlook all the great cyberpunk animation out there, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, et al.
 
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19. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 11:36 Sho
 
What I really liked about Strange Days was the magnificent cold open introducing the central conceit and how the characters all just take the tech for granted, if you had that film made today they'd play up the gimmick factor to no end, but SD actually made it feel like a credible part of the film's world ... and then there was all this turn of the millennium angst in it of society collapsing in on it self, also very cyberpunky ...  
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18. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 11:33 nin
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 11:28:
nin wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:37:
Sho wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:33:
The obvious Blade Runner aside, I think one of the best cyberpunk movies was actually Strange Days ...

I love that flick, very underrated. I'm not sure I'd call it cyberpunk, but it was a neat story, and I could easily see entertainment eventually broadcasting directly into the skull.

I need to watch that again.

edit: Damn, no blu remster yet.

Hmmmmm....I'm not sure I've ever seen it. Not on NetFlix, but found it here

I might just have to grab it and check it out. Wink



I found a german blu here (curiously labeled "uncut") so hopefully it'll make its way over here soon.

Teaser trailer if you're on the fence

 
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17. Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 11:28 MajorD
 

nin wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:37:
Sho wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:33:
The obvious Blade Runner aside, I think one of the best cyberpunk movies was actually Strange Days ...

I love that flick, very underrated. I'm not sure I'd call it cyberpunk, but it was a neat story, and I could easily see entertainment eventually broadcasting directly into the skull.

I need to watch that again.

edit: Damn, no blu remster yet.

Hmmmmm....I'm not sure I've ever seen it. Not on NetFlix, but found it here

I might just have to grab it and check it out. Wink

 
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