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Deus Ex: Human Revolution film writer C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson recognize that many video game movies aren't great, which is why they aren't trying to make a movie version of the game.
Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) is directing the upcoming Deus Ex film based on the game while writer C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) is handling the script. During an interview with Crave Online Cargill said, "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."
Later on, Cargill added, "We’re trying to break out, and really, the mold for the movies that we’re looking at… We’re looking at movies like District 9 and Looper, and Inception. Those are the molds of what we’ve been doing."
That all sounds pretty good, but it's one thing to say that you want to make a good film, and another to actually make one. We'll see what happens, because we're hoping for the best with this one. In the meantime, check out a teaser for the upcoming movie here.
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I just hope this isn't another terrible but somehow financially successful movie like the Resident Evil films. I would hate for another joke of a movie franchise to be made.
Get some Blade Runner themes in there too.