Deus Ex Movie Not Really Based On The Game, More "A Cyberpunk Movie"

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Director Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill have been speaking with Crave about the upcoming Deus Ex movie project, and things are, at least from a philosophical standpoint, sounding promising.


"...the chief philosophy is we're not making a video game movie, we're making a cyberpunk movie", Cargill says. "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."

Fair enough. I can barely remember the plot of Human Revolution as it is, so that's no big deal; I think so long as they keep the tone and more importantly look of the game most people will be happy. Or, at least... not furious.

It Will Be Cyberpunk: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill on Deus Ex [Crave]


Why target Dues Ex at all then? I don't get the point of using an existing title if your not going to have anything to do with it.

Why not just make Cyber Punk movie. Why does it have to be named "Deus Ex" when it has nothing to do with any of the games.