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Adam Jensen takes aim at the cinema

10 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Deus Ex Game Headed To Screens

While video games haven’t been the most reliable source of great movies (even something like the long-running Resident Evil franchise has proved average despite its box office success), that’s not stopping film companies from raiding the popular titles. Which brings us to CBS Films and its plans to turn Square Enix hit Deus Ex to the big screen.

CBS has nabbed the rights to the game, which first hit shelves in 2000 and went on to spawn both a sequel and a prequel focused on a former SWAT security specialist whose body has been enhanced with nanotech and who must work to unravel a massive conspiracy. While, of course, dealing with lots of enemies.

The movie will apparently spring from the latest version of the game, Human Revolution, which took the story back to before the first title and introduced Adam Jensen, the first person to get the nanotechnology treatment after an attack on the company where he’s security chief leaves him badly injured.

This isn’t the first time the game has pinged Hollywood’s radar – Sony’s Columbia arm announced in 2002 that Laura Ziskin would produce a version with Greg Pruss cranking out the script. Willem Dafoe was mentioned as a possible cast member, though nothing ever came of it.

Right now, the current take is still searching for a writer and director.


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Great game
One of the best game of last years and one of the best male characters in video games ever. More

Posted by bereski at 21:36 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Deus Ex
Most of the Renaissance details were dropped in the concept stages. To be honest I don't see the point in adapting a game which was firstly fun because of the choice system and the alternate play throughs you could do, but secondly one that is already so heavily film influenced. The main thing they could do with the screen version is include way more of the kind of thing the promotional videos showed - the hard reality of neoropozyne withdrawal and anti corporation riots. More

Posted by rich at 19:02 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Deus Ex
L: Filmfan 2 The latest incarnation owes a heavy debt to The Matrix and Blade Runner, which were a massive influence on its visual style. That said, if this is handled correctly, it could be quite an epic piece of cinema. t was inspired heavily by the Renaissance. More

Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:30 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by Megalo-who? at 17:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Did you play the game?
Deux Ex: Human Revolution is about biomechanical augmentation, not nanotech. Nonetheless, there's a couple of great films to be made from the franchise. I'm amazed it's something that hasn't been explored more in film as it's very tangible. Unfortunately this isn't going to happen and it'll probably turn out to be some superficial, vacuous nonsense. More

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The latest incarnation owes a heavy debt to The Matrix and Blade Runner, which were a massive influence on its visual style. That said, if this is handled correctly, it could be quite an epic piece of cinema. More

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