Deus Ex Film Takes Inspiration From Looper And District 9

Writer, C. Robert Cargill and director, Scott Derrickson are doing their best to make sure that the film adaptation of Deus Ex doesn’t follow the trend of so many video game based films (they’re bloody terrible). The film adaptation of Street Fighter is a great example of this.

Scott Derrickson, who is known for films such as Sinister is directing while C. Robert Cargill, who also worked on Sinister, will be taking care of the script.

Crave Online spoke to Cargill:

“The chief philosophy is we’re not making a video game movie, we’re making a cyberpunk movie. 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.”

However, the film is not going to be a direct replica of the game:

“The thing about Deus Ex, the landscape is massive. I mean, it is a big, broad, sprawling game, and look, it’s impossible to get the aesthetic of that game into a single movie,” Derrickson says. “That’s the nature of turning a video game into a movie, is keeping the elements that are iconic and important, [that] advance the game, but also recognizing that if that’s all you do, you’ll just make another bad video game movie.”

It’s gonna be interesting to see how all this turns out, considering the existing track record of game to film adaptations. Chances are that it could be very good, as this teaser shows us. [Joystiq]