The creators behind the upcoming Deus Ex film adaptation revealed just how closely their version will resemble the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The filmmakers behind Sinister, C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, will be taking on Deus Ex for their next project. The duo talked a bit about the adaptation with Crave Online, and hammered home the point they don't want to make a video game movie.
"The chief philosophy is we’re not making a video game movie, we’re making a cyberpunk movie," Cargill said. "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."
As for inspiration behind the silver screen version, Cargill revealed the creative team was looking beyond the game at some recent sc-fi flicks. "We’re trying to break out, and really, the mold for the movies that we’re looking at," Cargill stated. "We’re looking at movies like District 9 and Looper, and Inception. Those are the molds of what we’ve been doing. It’s… Let’s push this and do something new with concepts people love, but tell a story that they’ve never seen before, that just melts their brain."
The Deus Ex film is still quite a ways from being ready to start filming, but it's definitely interesting to hear the direction the filmmakers want to take their version. It's been a while since there's been a good video game movie (let alone a great one), so perhaps Cargill and Derrickson are onto something.
What do you think of the plans for Deus Ex?