Deus Ex: Human Defiance film still on the cards, undergoing rewrites

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:50 GMT

Deus Ex: Human Defiance – the movie adaptation of Human Revolution – is still happening, but has been slowed down by rewrites.


In an IGN video transcribed by Polygon, director Scott Derrickson said the project is “still alive”, but is “tricky” to get right.

“The script that we wrote was clearly based on the Human Revolution game. We worked hard with the game company to get aspects of the game that we knew would be important to fans of the game and the world and all of that,” he said.

“The upcoming game, the progression of games, there’s a little bit that filtered into the script, but not a lot.”

Derrickson is determined to push on with the project because protagonist Adam Jensen is “interesting”.

CBS Films announced the project in 2012. Based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the movie aims to avoid “video game tropes”.

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