Deus Ex: Human Revolution movie gets 'Sinister' director

The Deus Ex movie is really happening. Based on the recently-released Human Revolution, the upcoming film adaptation has just signed a writer and director.

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The Deus Ex movie is really happening. Based on the recently-released Human Revolution, the upcoming film adaptation has just signed a writer and director.

Scott Derrickson will write and direct the film. Best known for his work on the recently-released Sinister, the director's resume includes The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

It appears the movie will follow the story of the game quite closely. Deadline reports that Deus Ex follows Adam Jensen who must "embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy." That sounds about right.

"Deus Ex is a phenomenal cyberpunk game with soul and intelligence," the newly-attached director said. "By combining amazing action and tension with big, philosophical ideas, Deus Ex is smart, ballsy, and will make one hell of a movie."

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    November 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Deus Ex: Human Revolution movie gets 'Sinister' director.

    The Deus Ex movie is really happening. Based on the recently-released Human Revolution, the upcoming film adaptation has just signed a writer and director.

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      November 15, 2012 4:02 PM

      Bummer. Just leave the IP alone, stop trying to make a quick buck by putting our things that poorly represent the IP.

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        November 15, 2012 4:18 PM

        It would make a great movie if done right.

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          November 15, 2012 4:31 PM

          what are the chances of that? And its really tough because you got to change things to make it work for a 90 minute movie format but then you are pissing off the fans who don't want things changed. But that stuff is really neither here nor there because the chance that a movie of anything is going to be good is pretty low. The chance that a game related movie is going to be good is like one in a million. Probably more. So yeah, anything done right could be great. But can it be done right? And if so what are the chances of that?

          I mean are there any great movies based off of games? I can't think of any. I mean would any make a critics top 20 list? top 50 even? I doubt it.

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            November 15, 2012 5:26 PM

            As long as they don't make it a straight action movie, it could be great.

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            November 15, 2012 5:31 PM

            I would say that most movies based on games were from games that didn't have a strong backstory to them. Most were from somewhat superficial, action oriented, popular games and, surprise, we ended up with superficial, action oriented movies.

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              November 15, 2012 7:16 PM

              At the other end of the spectrum is Silent Hill, which ended up being an hour and a half of fan service

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                November 15, 2012 11:08 PM

                To its credit the "Silent Hill" movie had already been made: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/

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                  November 16, 2012 8:10 AM

                  I still need to watch that. I meant to on Halloween. Perhaps tonight.

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                November 16, 2012 7:20 AM

                I remember seeing Silent Hill in the theater and thinking 'well, it got a lot of references and nuances - but... was it good?'

                Eh. Certainly not the best immediate review after exiting a theater.

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            November 15, 2012 7:06 PM

            Don't lump the whole medium together. Of course video game plots could make great movies, the problem is that most studios don't hire the talent to back that up. They're more concerned with making a quick buck or exploiting the IP than doing something right and building a franchise off of it.

            My biggest problem is that they change the story or the style so much that it becomes unrecognizable as the original IP and that never works. Nobody likes that.

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              November 15, 2012 10:02 PM

              How many of these are movies based off of games?

              http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

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                November 15, 2012 10:12 PM

                the highest rated theatrical film based on a video game is actualy Resident Evil 1

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                November 15, 2012 10:30 PM

                Because nobody has done it right yet, the whole subgenre is doomed? How many of those are comic book movies not directed by Chris Nolan. Better give it up guys, if you're not Nolan, you'll never be successful.

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                  November 16, 2012 12:13 PM

                  Yeah it's doomed. What are the chances that its not? 1/10,000 odds? Yeah its possible that it is a good movie, but it seems extremely unlikely. And I like Deus Ex so as a fan I would prefer for them not to cheapen the brand.

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            November 16, 2012 12:29 AM

            Grow up. Wake up. Take your pick.

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            November 17, 2012 10:33 AM

            You're missing the forest for the trees.

            Deus Ex: HR was s phenomonal game, but it didn't play like a game. There were numerous times while playing that I felt like I was participating in a movie. In the best of ways.

            The story is rich enough and the characters feel enough that it could make an excellent movie.

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              November 17, 2012 12:36 PM

              If its a great movie I'll buy you a house

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          November 15, 2012 4:31 PM

          They'd need the LA Confidential and Strange Days teams to merge.

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          November 15, 2012 5:09 PM

          God, that live action trailer for DX:HR was fantastic and shows the promise in this IP for movies.

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          November 15, 2012 7:14 PM

          How often does that happen? I'd rather not see it than risk cross taint.

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          November 16, 2012 1:05 AM

          But it won't be a great movie. So they need to stop trying.

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          November 16, 2012 6:02 AM

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        November 15, 2012 5:39 PM

        What a shame.

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      November 15, 2012 5:49 PM

      I didn't ask for this.

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      November 15, 2012 6:37 PM

      You had me until I read 'the director's resume includes The Day the Earth Stood Still'.

      Now I'm reluctant and carrying a pitchfork.

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        November 15, 2012 11:13 PM

        I liked G.O.R.T. That is all. Although that WAS, like, "the role Keanu was born to play."

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          November 16, 2012 1:26 AM

          what does g.o.r.t. stand for

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            November 16, 2012 2:12 AM

            "Genetically Organized Robotic Technology" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gort_%28The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still%29

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              November 16, 2012 3:27 AM

              Oops I wasn't paying attention, it's the recent movie.
              Klaatu says chill, Gort.

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              November 16, 2012 7:13 AM

              "Owen Gleiberman writes that "Gort isn't so lovey-dovey" in the remake; rather, "he's like a super-tall, obsidian Oscar statue wreaking havoc."

              The fuck? He certainly wasn't 'lovey-dovey' in the original film, either. If memory serves, he was terrifying. I recall him melting a whole army outfit's rifles and friggin tanks.

              This guy, this Owen. He's a mouth-breather.

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          November 16, 2012 7:09 AM

          ...was it? I thought he was born to be Ted Logan and that every subsequent role since 'Excellent Adventure' has been him channeling Ted.

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            November 16, 2012 7:19 AM

            Naw, Keanu really tries to act, studies his roles insanely hard, and works very closely with directors and the different film crews (Keanu has a lot more input than his acting in a film. His notes often make the directors and producers look lazy).

            He is just a wooden actor, works great for certain roles (Matrix, A Scanner Darkly) and is the extremely wrong guy for other roles.

            He would be perfect playing the straight role in a comedy.

            Keanu doesn't just act, he talks with the directors, sits in with just about every part of the film crew, learns and gives input.

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      November 16, 2012 12:10 AM

      What a shame.

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      November 16, 2012 8:55 AM

      I hope Anonymous X makes an appearance

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      November 16, 2012 12:15 PM

      Oh please be good!

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      November 16, 2012 8:53 PM

      I hope it comes out alongside that Nerumancer adaption

      which would be the day cyberpunk became mainstream

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      November 17, 2012 10:10 PM

      Please please please please don't let Christian Bale or Tom effing Cruise steal the Adam-role, give it to someone who doesn't have a planet-crushing ego. He has to be slightly tall, too. Maybe Dominic West?

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