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Deus Ex Movie to be Helmed by 'Sinister' Director

By - Source: Kotaku | B 25 comments

Square Enix isn't to be outdone by Ubisoft. It can also land A-list talent.

It's seems like there's a lot of videogame-movie adaptations talk (and hype) as of late.

Recently, Ubisoft announced that actor Tom Hardy and screenwriter Eric Warren Singer had signed on to work on Ubisoft Motion Pictures's adaptation of Splinter Cell. Through these movies, it seems that the publisher is keen on reversing the bad name its gotten for itself in Hollywood's Prince of Persia adaptation by bringing on A-list Hollywood talent to draw crowds without (hopefully) compromising the integrity of the content of the series through retaining creative control.

Square Enix apparently is looking to be competitive with Ubisoft's movie making ventures. After Square's failed venture into Hollywood in the past with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, you'd think the company would be a little more hesitant in making another crack at filmmaking. However, just a few months back, Square Enix announced that it would be partnering with CBS Films to develop a Deus Ex flick. Not long after Ubisoft's announcements regarding Tom Hardy and Eric Singer, Square Enix showed off its ability to land A-list talent too by announcing that it had landed director Scott Derrickson, whose portfolio includes Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Before wondering whether or not we asked for this, Deadline reports that Derrickson is "serious" about the story behind Deus Ex and has played through the games. Then again, let's not forget that Paul W.S. Anderson, the director behind the Resident Evil films, was apparently quite passionate about the original series as well.

 


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    abbadon_34 , November 18, 2012 7:09 AM
    I'm cautiously optomistic. Deux Ex lends its quite well to a movie, as long as the don't chop it down to some PG-13 social message.
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    anort3 , November 18, 2012 6:41 AM
    Agreed. I love these games. Hopefully they will do a decent movie.
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    makaveli316 , November 18, 2012 6:40 AM
    Deus Ex was an excellent game. A movie would be awesome.
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    anort3 , November 18, 2012 6:41 AM
    Agreed. I love these games. Hopefully they will do a decent movie.
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    Gundam288 , November 18, 2012 6:45 AM
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    Square Enix showed off its ability to land A-list talent too by announcing that it had landed director Scott Derrickson, whose portfolio includes Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.


    They really weren't big hits honestly and his remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was kinda a let down when it came out.

    I have doubts about how well this movie will do.
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    edogawa , November 18, 2012 7:07 AM
    +1 Deus Ex is amazing and I will truly be upset if they make a bad movie based of the this game.
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    abbadon_34 , November 18, 2012 7:09 AM
    I'm cautiously optomistic. Deux Ex lends its quite well to a movie, as long as the don't chop it down to some PG-13 social message.
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    RyQril , November 18, 2012 9:03 AM
    that is awesome!! the story line of the game is epic! cant imagine the movie would be less than that :D 
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    sa1nt , November 18, 2012 9:33 AM
    Anybody remember hitman movie ? biggest letdown i can remember
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    sublime2k , November 18, 2012 12:00 PM
    Deus Ex: GOTY and Deus Ex: HR both were flawless. Movie is going to be a disaster, I can already see it.
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    Orlean , November 18, 2012 12:54 PM
    I enjoyed Deus Ex it was a really good game. I thought the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was pretty good movie so as far as it being a failure I don't agree there are plenty of other movies that were far worse.
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    bustapr , November 18, 2012 3:27 PM
    i actually likedprince of persia and final fantasy movies. were they really considered bad?
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    koss64 , November 18, 2012 3:41 PM
    "I never asked for this."

    Sorry just had to lol.
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    alextheblue , November 18, 2012 4:30 PM
    abbadon_34I'm cautiously optomistic. Deux Ex lends its quite well to a movie, as long as the don't chop it down to some PG-13 social message.

    Exactly! I always said Deus Ex HR needs to be a movie, but I'm afraid that they'll butcher it. It needs to stay as dark and gritty as possible.

    Also, think Elias Toufexis himself could pull off the acting role for Adam Jensen? He did the voice damn good.
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    dark_knight33 , November 18, 2012 4:43 PM
    I liked Prince of Persia, Doom, I liked FF movie as well. Not all movies translate well into games, but I think it's far easier to translate games into movies. Just look at the popularity of the 'Let's play' series on youtube. That's nothing more than recorded gameplay and people still love to watch them.

    Of course, movies won't always be completely faithful adaptations, but do they really have to be 100% accurate to make the movie fun to watch? Doom is a good example of this.
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    clonazepam , November 18, 2012 5:50 PM
    As long as Uwe Boll or however the hell his name is spelled, is barred from set, it has a really good chance of being at least decent.

    P.S. Damn, some day I need to actually finish Deus Ex... I bought most of the DLC too lol
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    clonazepam , November 18, 2012 5:54 PM
    P.S. - I want to pirate every Uwe Boll movie just to get a chance to fight him in a boxing match! o.0
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    cats_Paw , November 18, 2012 8:50 PM
    Untill the director of a game movie is a gamer himself and played a game a good couple of times, we most likely will get bad movies anyways.

    How can a Director Grasp the sould of a game in a movie if he didnt even play it? He will have his own view of it then.
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    clonazepam , November 18, 2012 10:45 PM
    Video game movies keep getting better. I kind of group them together with comic book / childhood cartoon types. I think they've finally realized that the movie shouldn't really try to follow the same story from the game.

    The best ones use the heroes, bad guys, and really shoot for a unique story within the same universe, and try to avoid breaking any of the original lore. A good example is Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic 2 game series using the universe and choosing a past long before the movie(s) story-line. I think that's the successful formula for a great movie.
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    Darkerson , November 19, 2012 4:43 AM
    The problem with Video Game adaptations is that Hollywood always thinks they know better, really only wants to use the name of a game to get people interested and willing to show up, and then gut everything that made whatever it is popular, and come up with some bastardized version for the big screen, because you know what, Hollywood knows better than the fans! So I will have no expectations of anything good coming from Hollywood when it comes to game adaptations. But it would be nice for once to get something that doesnt treat the original source material like toilet paper.
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    kellybean , November 19, 2012 11:45 AM
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was a good movie with great computer animation. Best advice for Square Enix is to snub Hollywood. They will ruin a good script faster than you can say Politically Correct.
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    kellybean , November 19, 2012 11:46 AM
    sa1ntAnybody remember hitman movie ? biggest letdown i can remember

    I thought that was a good movie and had a nice ending. The Doom movie on the other hand...
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