CBS Films To Make Deus Ex: Human Revolution Movie

#1 Edited by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

It was announced that CBS Films is looking to make a movie based on the latest release in the Deus Ex franchise, Human Revolution. The movie is being produced by Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Kane & Lynch) and Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, The Departed, Quarantine).

What I find more interesting than the fact that they are making a movie of this would be the fact that CBS FILMS is making it. Seriously, because CBSi picking up Giant Bomb and Twitch TV as well as having that deal with MLG, it seems like CBS as a company overall is doing it right with games.

Now...given that Gary Whitta is a friend of Giant Bomb, is there a chance that he could be in the running to write the film solely because of association? I would be MORE than okay with that. = D

Source: http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/20878/deus-ex-getting-a-film-to-be-based-on-human-revolution

#2 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

Also, I should point out that the Gametrailers link has the original Variety press release on this, which points out that Human Revolution is the "second installment" in the Deus Ex franchise.

That's right. EVEN VARIETY WON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THE SHIT SHOW THAT WAS INVISIBLE WAR!

#3 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

Oh my. I hope they don't screw this up. I can't think of any actor who could pull off Adam Jensen.

They should do a CGI movie like Resident Evil: Degeneration. That would be a lot less mainstream and probably not very profitable, but it would do the game more justice. I'd totally watch a movie like that!

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

@Morrow: Well...given that one of the producers made Hitman...and Adam is voiced by Timothy Olyphant in the game...

I mean, I'm just saying...

#5 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

I see john Hamm as Adam jenson for some reason

#6 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

@SlightConfuse: I'm pretty sure Adam had a drink in the original trailer, and I'm sure there are enough couches for him to sit on...so Jon Hamm would probably work.

#7 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@jakob187:

I don't like Olyphant, he also doesn't really look like Jensen. Plus, he didn't voice Adam, that was Elias Toufexis.

Oh well, I'll see how this unfolds. I'd prefer a CGI movie.

#8 Edited by jakob187 (21762 posts) -
#9 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

I didn't ask for this

#10 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

Can't believe I was the first one to say that


But honestly deus ex is one of the few games I could see translating to the big screen

#11 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

But honestly deus ex is one of the few games I could see translating to the big screen

I agree, it does have great movie potential. They'll probably fuck it up though.

#12 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -
@Morrow

@Sackmanjones said:

But honestly deus ex is one of the few games I could see translating to the big screen

I agree, it does have great movie potential. They'll probably fuck it up though.

Your probably right. It's a shame cause the story about augments and translation to robotics could be something great. But as always it will be a cash cow to fans who love the series and are gonna see the movie no matter what. Oh well, all we can do is hope. I mean the departed was a pretty good movie
#13 Posted by triviaman09 (804 posts) -

This probably won't ever actually happen.

#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

To be honest, while I think a movie set in the Deus Ex universe could be fantastic, I'd rather they do an original story, or maybe a side story where Jensen shows up for a minute.

And so far as casting Jensen, the guy who voiced him does a lot of work on TV shows and stuff, so even though he doesn't look that much like Jensen, he's accustomed to acting in front of cameras.

#15 Posted by McGriddle550 (282 posts) -

Is Michael Fassbender going to be in this too? Seriously though he'd be an okay Jensen.

#16 Posted by VierasTalo (935 posts) -
@triviaman09

This probably won't ever actually happen.

Quoted for truth.
#17 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Sackmanjones:

I actually don't think most video game movies are directed at its fans. Otherwise they'd stick closer to the originals. I think movie producers are just looking for a cheap way to make a movie, so they take a video game's theme or plot, alter it so it appeals to the mainstream, then hope the name adds some extra viewers. I mean, just look what they did with the Max Payne movie. And while I actually enjoyed the first Resident Evil movie, it had almost nothing to do with the games.

#18 Posted by eroticfishcake (7792 posts) -

Oooh this could go very, very wrong but at the same time the Deus Ex series has some really good material to work with but I can't shake the feeling that they're going to make it more action orientated rather then focus it's attention on the story. Frankly, I'm surprised that they're not looking at the original DX since that story makes a lot of allusions to the past ten years or so which could be interesting (Grey Death=Avian Flu, Statue of Liberty Bombing=9/11 and so fourth.) I don't know, I generally think videogame movies are a terrible idea but who can say with this? Either way, colour me interested.

@McGriddle550 said:

Is Michael Fassbender going to be in this too? Seriously though he'd be an okay Jensen.

Michael Fassbender should be in everything. EVERYTHING.

#19 Posted by Animasta (14727 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@Morrow: That wasn't Olyphant?

Man, I was fooled! LOL

*EDIT* In looking that guy up, it would seem that he could probably play Adam...maybe. http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Elias_Toufexis

that guy looks enough like him that i think it'd work.

#20 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Can't believe I was the first one to say that But honestly deus ex is one of the few games I could see translating to the big screen

You weren't, the actual quote is "I never asked for this".

I can't see this movie happening anytime soon but I don't see that Ass Creed film happening any time soon either even if it does have Micheal Fassbender.

#21 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

A Deux Ex movie set in the Mad Men universe with Don being given cybernetic enhancements that he also has to come up with an ad series for, all while having amnesia.

#22 Posted by bybeach (5000 posts) -

I haven't seen a good videogame movie yet

#23 Posted by joshth (508 posts) -

CBS IS A FINEEEEEE COMPANY. THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN. <.< >.> (Shhhhhh they're watching us!!!)

#24 Posted by WilliamHenry (1219 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@Morrow

@Sackmanjones said:

But honestly deus ex is one of the few games I could see translating to the big screen

I agree, it does have great movie potential. They'll probably fuck it up though.

Your probably right. It's a shame cause the story about augments and translation to robotics could be something great. But as always it will be a cash cow to fans who love the series and are gonna see the movie no matter what. Oh well, all we can do is hope. I mean the departed was a pretty good movie

Cash cow? What video game movie has been a cash cow? The RE films? If you can consider them cash cows, its certainly not because of the game's fans.

#25 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

@WilliamHenry: Tomb Raider, Doom, the Resident Evil movies, Max Payne, Prince of Persia...hell, even Uwe Boll's shitacular films!

Seriously, almost every one is a cash grab/attempt to create cash cows. The only one in my opinion that wasn't a cash grab was Silent Hill...but that's because of Gans directing it. He's not the kind of guy that makes a movie to grab at money. He makes them because they are interesting. However, they are making a sequel....so yeah, probably going to be a cash grab attempt.

#26 Edited by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@jakob187:

Gans is a great director. Crying Freeman was is art.

#27 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

I foresee a lot of pew pew and a whole lot of boom goes the dynamite. 

#28 Edited by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

@Morrow: I've never actually watched that. I've only seen Brotherhood and Silent Hill, and I love them both unabashedly.

Also, everyone...think about this...

Official....#CHAN....hats.

#29 Posted by Grixxel (772 posts) -

Awesome. Too bad the only person I could see pulling off a perfect Jensen would a be young Clint Eastwood.

#30 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I never asked for this. 


#31 Posted by Liquidus (942 posts) -

This could have great potential but there's no doubt they'll fuck it up.

#32 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1834 posts) -
@Morrow said:

@jakob187:

Gans is a great director. Crying Freeman was is art.

I've wanted to see that movie for years, but I've never been able to find it anywhere. Brotherhood of the Wolf is an overlooked gem, though. It's a shame Gans hasn't directed anything since Silent Hill. The dude clearly has a lot of talent that the industry so desperately needs.
#33 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

It will probably be a disgrace. You heard it here first.

#34 Edited by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

As long as they get the same person that did the soundtrack. That shit was fantastic!

#35 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

I'm ascared (and excited).

I can't think of anyone even close to the mark to play Adam Jensen.

#36 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@jakob187: You should consider it. It's his best movie, in my opinion.

#37 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@OneKillWonder_ said:

@Morrow said:

@jakob187:

Gans is a great director. Crying Freeman was is art.

I've wanted to see that movie for years, but I've never been able to find it anywhere. Brotherhood of the Wolf is an overlooked gem, though. It's a shame Gans hasn't directed anything since Silent Hill. The dude clearly has a lot of talent that the industry so desperately needs.

Oh, that's too bad. I simply got my DVD of it from Amazon a few years ago... if you liked BotW you'll love Crying Freeman. The theme is totally different, even though it shares the same actor (Mark Dacascos), and it's less mainstream.

#38 Posted by Gabriel (4082 posts) -

@bybeach said:

I haven't seen a good videogame movie yet

Morta...yeah your right.

#39 Posted by Tesla (1945 posts) -

Please don't suck.

#40 Posted by WilliamHenry (1219 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@WilliamHenry: Tomb Raider, Doom, the Resident Evil movies, Max Payne, Prince of Persia...hell, even Uwe Boll's shitacular films!

Seriously, almost every one is a cash grab/attempt to create cash cows. The only one in my opinion that wasn't a cash grab was Silent Hill...but that's because of Gans directing it. He's not the kind of guy that makes a movie to grab at money. He makes them because they are interesting. However, they are making a sequel....so yeah, probably going to be a cash grab attempt.

I don't think you know what a cash cow is. A cash grab is not the same thing as a cash cow. Out of all the movies you listed, only the first Tomb Raider movie and the RE movies have actually made money. The rest were flops, or at the least, didn't turn a profit theatrically.

#41 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

Any half decent looking guy could pull off Adam Jensen. There's nothing to his character beyond a really forced gruff voice and sweet ass sunglasses. Actually, Keanu would be pretty spot on with his unemotional 'style' of acting.

#42 Posted by Toxeia (725 posts) -

Worst case scenario we end up with a tv series called "Deus Ex: Human Resources" that takes a crack at The Office but from an enhanced-human perspective. Except it's CBS so I'd expect something more like JAG where it's something old people just keep on to have voices in their homes.

#43 Posted by jillsandwich (760 posts) -

I don't think they're going to pick a writer for a movie in the film division based off the fact that he's a friend of some chumps from the internet division.

#44 Posted by dudeglove (8297 posts) -

@Morrow said:

They should do a CGI movie like Resident Evil: Degeneration. That would be a lot less mainstream and probably not very profitable, but it would do the game more justice. I'd totally watch a movie like that!

It would also be extremely expensive. The Spirits Within basically bankrupted Squaresoft after it tanked at the box office.

#45 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

@Morrow said:

They should do a CGI movie like Resident Evil: Degeneration. That would be a lot less mainstream and probably not very profitable, but it would do the game more justice. I'd totally watch a movie like that!

It would also be extremely expensive. The Spirits Within basically bankrupted Squaresoft after it tanked at the box office.

Well, I don't remember RE: Degeneration being successful at the box office, but they still made a sequel. So I guess CGI movies don't have to be that expensive if you know how to do them... I think The Spirits Within didn't only cost a lot to make, they also spend a lot of money for the marketing, which RE: Degeneration did not at all.

#46 Posted by Veektarius (5024 posts) -

Jensen would not be a difficult character to play. Don't understand why people would get hung up on that point. The guy barely intonates.

#47 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

Jensen would not be a difficult character to play. Don't understand why people would get hung up on that point. The guy barely intonates.

Adam Jensen has a very specific look. The sharp, shaped beard that comes to a point, his hair and widow's peak. I identify Jensen more with those characteristics than I do his actual voice. I think if they're going to cast him, they have to nail his look more than his voice.

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