[Movies] Director and Writer Discuss Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Approach
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.20.2013
They're moving quickly on it...
Director/writer Scott Derrickson and co-writer C. Robert Cargill recently spoke with Crave Online about their upcoming adaptation of Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Check out the highlights:
Derrickson on the film's status: "Deus Ex is moving like a rocket. We've turned in a draft of that that everyone seems excited about, and we're very excited about that, and we've got a number of other projects that haven't really been announced that have a lot of momentum also. It's Hollywood, though. I've been doing this a long time, and you just never know what will come together when."
Cargill on their approach to the film: "[T]he 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. 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. So it's really allowed us to expand upon the things that happened in the game, and the game has such a great cinematic story to begin with that those elements are very easy to extract."