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Deus Ex Movie in the works !!!!!!!! LATEST: Michael Finch replaces Scott Derrickson

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    Exclamation Deus Ex Movie in the works !!!!!!!! LATEST: Michael Finch replaces Scott Derrickson

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    July 2014

    Predators writer to work on Deux Ex screenplay as Scott Derrickson exits

    There haven’t been many updates on the Deus Ex movie since the big-screen adaptation of the hit game franchise was announced by Eidos Montreal and CBS Films back in 2012, but apparently the project is still moving forward — albeit with a new writer and director....
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    http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/...exits/#!bwJuYX



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    http://www.slashfilm.com/sinister-di...for-cbs-films/

    Watching Sinister, I never would have guessed that the creators — director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill (aka Massawyrm at AICN) – would move on to tackle one of the most popular video game hits of the past twenty years.

    The game series in question is Deus Ex, a set of first-person shooters that factors in many stealth and role-playing character elements as it drops players into a world characterized by giant corporations and extensive cybernetic body modification. The specific game in question is the latest release, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which acts as a prequel to the 2000 original and features the early days of human modification and the social, political, and economic changes that the technology threatens to push forward.

    A press release announces the creative tea, and says that Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce the film withJohn P. Middleton serving as Executive Producer. Askarieh also produced the Hitman video game adaptation, and is one of the guys working on Kane & Lynch, too. Which is to say he got in early with a rights package from Eidos, the game publisher which originally backed all three properties. That means that the link to this film and Hitman may be little more than a business thing. (So don’t worry much about it.)

    This is the CBS Films summation of Deus Ex, for which Human Revolution will serve as the “primary template:”

    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.

    There’s a lot about Deus Ex that is familiar from many other games: the shared suitcase of tropes like stealth, cybernetics, and cyberpunk conspiracy theories. But it’s worth noting that Deus Ex helped establish many of those elements in the way they exist in games now, as the original 2000 release had a huge effect on game development that followed.

    And unlike most game to film adaptations, which are based on games in which the primary narrative drive comes from basic player action — something that often translates poorly to the screen — Deus Ex features enough of a plotline to be a reasonable foundation for a film. Whether Derrickson and Cargill can properly mold it into a movie is a different question, but they’re starting with better material than most.
    Let the 'who must play what character' beginnnn!!!!

    By the way I think the choice of writer/director is extremely weird...

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    I have a sinking feeling that the movie isn't going to be as classy as I would hope. I'm not certain on the actors, and my suggestions in the old 'who should play Jensen' thread were'nt all to great. Also, any DX:HR movie will have some competition with the Robocop remake that's comming out in 2014 (although the leaked script is pretty nasty IMO).

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    I know serious adult animated movies have never been successful internationally, and CGI ones have almost always bombed.

    But Square Enix should give it a go with making CGI movies again. The Final Fantasy feature length movies had issues with the script, flat characters, and with the case of Advent Children some seriously iffy voice acting. The Final Flight of the Osiris segment of the Animatrix was very well done, and they already have CG assets by Goldtooth and Eidos Montreal for DX:HR.

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    Final Fantasy spirits within is still some of the best CGI I have ever seen. A CGI movie would be great imo

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    Originally Posted by Zakka
    Final Fantasy spirits within is still some of the best CGI I have ever seen. A CGI movie would be great imo
    My biggest issue with that film was how lifeless all the faces were. They didn't have a very sophisticated rig for facial animations. The mesh detail was amazing, but that means very little when emotions are lacking. Humans need to emote for believability.

    The head-rig system developed by James Cameron for Avatar is the savior of CG humans. With that technology I'd be willing to watch another Spirits Within. But never again with simple key-framing. I can't stomach to look upon high-res CG human puppets with no souls.

    Then there's the obvious question of why make something awful in CG when you could hire an actor to do it for real? Stylized animation is one thing, but there's no benefit when you're going for photo-realistic humans - especially when they always look lifeless and awkward when they're trying to emote.

    I don't watch Robert Zimeckis animated features for that very reason. They're a waste of his good story-telling abilities just to produce something visually awful.
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    Going to be crap. That man has literally never written or directed a single quality film in his life.
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    Please no. I believe it was Ashpolt who said something along the lines of:

    "Video game series defined by player choice. Movie. Nope"
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    Reading news about DX:HR is like watching a soap opera. My daily amount of emotions has been exceeded.

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    Originally Posted by Pinky_Powers
    My biggest issue with that film was how lifeless all the faces were. They didn't have a very sophisticated rig for facial animations. The mesh detail was amazing, but that means very little when emotions are lacking. Humans need to emote for believability.

    The head-rig system developed by James Cameron for Avatar is the savior of CG humans. With that technology I'd be willing to watch another Spirits Within. But never again with simple key-framing. I can't stomach to look upon high-res CG human puppets with no souls.

    Then there's the obvious question of why make something awful in CG when you could hire an actor to do it for real? Stylized animation is one thing, but there's no benefit when you're going for photo-realistic humans - especially when they always look lifeless and awkward when they're trying to emote.

    I don't watch Robert Zimeckis animated features for that very reason. They're a waste of his good story-telling abilities just to produce something visually awful.


    Facial expressions.

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    Ethan Hawke?



    Cruise?



    you know what, maybe this wasn't such a good idea...

    Stephen Amell (from Arrow)


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    Originally Posted by Zakka
    Ethan Hawke?



    Cruise?



    you know what, maybe this wasn't such a good idea...

    Stephen Amell (from Arrow)

    Abort! Abort!

    My vote goes to Nathan Fillion. If they get the hair right, he could pull it off. It's all about the hair with him.
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    Nathan Fillion? No way in hell. There's nothing Malcolm Reynolds about Jensen at all.
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    Meh.

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    No thank you.


    I'm sure a talented team with a LOT of money could work with the basic ideas of the game and make it something amazing but with this news...it's a stretch to say the least.

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    Originally Posted by Zakka
    Cruise?

    bwahahahahahah THIS IS AWESOME. It actually kinda works, right?

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    Originally Posted by Shralla
    Nathan Fillion? No way in hell. There's nothing Malcolm Reynolds about Jensen at all.
    I just want to see Malcom Reynolds with robotic arm swords and retracting shades. Can you really fault me for that?

    Edit:

    You know what? Why not just cast Elias Toufexis, the man himself? He's obviously got the right voice, and he's even pretty close to looking the part.
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    Elias as Adam Jensen, JJB as the stunt double.

    Deal.

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    Sylvester Stallone is Adam Jensen! I AM THE LAW!


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    Originally Posted by EricaLeeVee
    No thank you.


    I'm sure a talented team with a LOT of money could work with the basic ideas of the game and make it something amazing but with this news...it's a stretch to say the least.
    Agreed. If it isn't a project on-par with Blade Runner, with lots of coin behind it and a true genius in the director's chair and at the writer's desk, this film is doomed for failure.

    What we're probably going to get: a heavily CG action flick with a terribly effete conspiracy "story", and just enough nonsensical plot twists to keep the pointless set-pieces rolling on until the credits.

    I can't wait!
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    Straight to VHS.
    Play games for the story

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    Good to hear it's actually going to happen. I reckon they'll pick up a story with a protagonist that we haven't met before. Or rather, I hope this will be the case. It'd be tricky to cast Jenson.

    Also, Nathan Fillion? Nooo! :P

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    Just added this to news updates too.

    DX MOVIE - DERRICKSON WILL DIRECT
    2012-11-15 16:31:00 by Eidos Montréal

    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. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will serve as the primary template for the film.

    "Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence,” said Derrickson, who continued, “By combining amazing action and tension with big, philosophical ideas, Deus Ex is smart, ballsy, and will make one hell of a movie. Cargill and I can't wait to bring
    http://www.eidosmontreal.com/news/De...tor-Derrickson
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    Edit: Some factual reasons why i'm not looking forward to this too:








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    Just wanted to mention that the creation of a movie, no matter how terrible, doesn't necessarily have to ruin your experience of the game. The idea that nobody should even try to make a movie with it because it will just ruin everything is poor reasoning. Deciding how good the movie is going to be before anyone knows anything about it is ridiculous. So relax. It might be good.

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    Movies based on games are a bad idea. Without the interactivity, the experience will be totally different. Even if the movie is well executed, it will feel like watching someone else play the character you're used to be. Especially a game that provides so many player choices like DX will suffer badly.

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    Nathan Fillion's a fine actor, but I just can't see him fitting the role of Adam Jensen.

    Seriously, Internet. I like Firefly and Serenity too, but you all need to stop fellating Captain Reynolds.

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