With this news yesterday, the video game to film trend continues. Now CBS Films, who brought us things like The Woman in Black, The Mechanic and Gambit, has picked up the rights to make a Deus Ex movie. The film will be about the events in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
This spells out disaster to me as Deus Ex is not something that can be covered in the limited amount of time movies allow. Deus Ex would be much better suited as some kind of HBO series.
I fear that the Deus Ex film will likely be some kind of action movie focused on Adam Jensen kicking ass and not focus on the other themes of the game.
I reacted differently to the Assassin’s Creed film for a couple of reasons. Assassin’s Creed was cinematically and historically inspired in the first place, and the story and themes are not nearly as drawn out or as complex as Deus Ex. So, Assassin’s Creed can be easily covered to a 2 hour film.
While I sound very pessimistic, I do hope this does well and they find someone who can write the film in a great way.