Dues Ex Movie Still in the Works, Some Elements From Upcoming Games Have “Filtered Into the Script”

on April 22, 2014 6:39 AM

The live action Deus Ex movie is still ongoing, director Scott Derrickson said to IGN.

The film is still based around Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the characters, but apparently elements from upcoming entries into the Deus Ex universe have also made a small imprint.

The upcoming games… a little bit filtered into the script, but not a lot.

Working on the Deus Ex movie, Derrickson is aiming to explore the characters of Adam Jensen before he gets into the world of the game. A mistake many make with game adaptations, he says, is to focus too much on the game and not enough on strong characters.

What makes a good movie is always character first. So I think that the idea of starting with what was great about Jensen and deepening that in the process of the narrative, that was the starting point and I think all the game aspects came secondary to that.

Pre-production is still a ways off, Derrickson says, with the script still needing to be altered.