Deus Ex: Human Revolution Live-Action Film Teaser Hits YouTube - Update

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Live-Action Film Teaser Hits YouTube - Update

I never asked for a Deus Ex: Human Revolution live-action film, but after watching this teaser I'm pretty happy that someone is making it.

Update: Creator Moe Charif says Eidos Montreal has done more than just tweet a link to the teaser. "Eidos is supporting the project and has been very helpful. Initially I started this project with Machinima, and then they came on board once we launched the initial teaser," he said. The film, which will run about 13 minutes in total, has taken about a year and a half from pre-production to post, "but we love what we do so it was lots of fun," he added.

Charif also said that he's a big fan of Square Enix games like Tomb Raider and Hitman, and gravitated toward Human Revolution because he loves the character of Adam Jensen and finds the game world "very plausible."

"Technology is moving so fast that you're starting to see incredible breakthroughs in the areas of human augmentation. Artificial limbs, for example, are a great proof of that. If you lose your leg, arm, whatever, there are now replacements that were not available 10-20 years ago," he said. "I honestly think 15 years from now the world is going to have some major breakthroughs in robotics that will make it possible for people to replace lost limbs or even enhance themselves."

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It's not easy making a live-action film based on a video game and it's quite possible that Moe Charif's short film based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution will ultimately just add to the pile of "seemed like a good idea at the time." Until its full release later this month, however, we can enjoy this teaser and all the hope it offers, because oh my, it is good.

"Although the film doesn't follow the narrative of the game exactly, it remains true to the theme while focusing on the relationship between Adam Jensen, and his ex-girlfriend Megan Reed, a scientist hand picked by Serif Industries to head Cybernetic Augmentations," the YouTube page states. "The film also taps, even if briefly, into Adam's mind and the struggle he faces in accepting his new reality."

Yes, I like it, and I'm not the only one: Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal tweeted a link to the trailer on YouTube, calling it "a film made by our fans, for our fans." The full-length Human Revolution short film comes out on March 25.

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Why is it that fan made films are always better than a huge, sprawling Hollywood adaptation?, this looks spot on (except for the fact that it doesn't have Elias Toufexis' sweet voice).

I like it too. Hopefully this will help the devs for the game realize they need to make another one!!! More Jensen, please!

Okay, that was pretty damn awesome.

Not a bad Fedorova either since her actual design would be impossible for an actress to do without relying on CGI. Still, it's pretty close, and I'm really curious to see what else they can do with the rest of the story.

SupahGamuh:
Why is it that fan made films are always better than a huge, sprawling Hollywood adaptation?, this looks spot on (except for the fact that it doesn't have Elias Toufexis' sweet voice).

Simple, movies have always been a medium that's made for a wide audience. Sure, there will be the movie for a smaller, niche audience or they get lucky and make a hit out of a small budget movie, but movies need to appeal to widest amount of people to get all ze moniez!

This looks interesting, but I do have a problem with how the film is showing Megan Reed. This relates to the final stages of the game though, so spoilers.

This looks amazing. Can't wait to see more

Kilt'd:
This looks interesting, but I do have a problem with how the film is showing Megan Reed. This relates to the final stages of the game though, so spoilers.

I feel the same way. That was an excellent twist because

I hate these fan projects. They are either simply bad or incredibly pretentious. And they are always, always unnecessary because they just copy everything that was in the game exactly how it was. It's like watching let's play with prettier graphics. No substance whatsoever. Just special effects and action scenes. They're like shittier versions of Hollywood attempts.

Let's not pretend that this is good, OK?

I think I would have preferred it if they had gone with their own story, instead of streamlining the one from the game. It looks nice for a fan film, but all this really amounts to is a special effects reel.

Mcoffey:
I think I would have preferred it if they had gone with their own story, instead of streamlining the one from the game.

They should have taken some cues from the novel "Icarus Effect" if they didn't want to use the story from the game, Ben Saxon (An augmented ex SAS soldier and Belltower merc) was an interesting character and the novel set up some concepts and plot lines that would work well in a short film.

J Tyran:

Mcoffey:
I think I would have preferred it if they had gone with their own story, instead of streamlining the one from the game.

They should have taken some cues from the novel "Icarus Effect" if they didn't want to use the story from the game, Ben Saxon (An augmented ex SAS soldier and Belltower merc) was an interesting character and the novel set up some concepts and plot lines that would work well in a short film.

That was a good book! It did such a good job giving the Tyrants their own personalities, I was actually a little disappointed that so little of it was present in Human Revolution.

Some visuals look cool but Deus Ex is something that really would work well habing every piece being its own story inside the universe (even during diferent time periods) that touch the the same key themes and subjects. Like what HR was to the original Deus Ex, a new story set before the events of the first one without being something that could be called a prequel as it was in the end a self contained story.

Mcoffey:

J Tyran:

Mcoffey:
I think I would have preferred it if they had gone with their own story, instead of streamlining the one from the game.

They should have taken some cues from the novel "Icarus Effect" if they didn't want to use the story from the game, Ben Saxon (An augmented ex SAS soldier and Belltower merc) was an interesting character and the novel set up some concepts and plot lines that would work well in a short film.

That was a good book! It did such a good job giving the Tyrants their own personalities, I was actually a little disappointed that so little of it was present in Human Revolution.

For a video game book it was pretty good, the characterisation of the Tyrants was interesting too. Like the way Namir really believed in the ideology behind his actions, was definitely a shame none of it carried across to the game.

The "I'm such a badass" hero pose over the bloody bodies of guards with blades out made me roll my eyes.

Makes using a tazer pointless if you're just going to go full kill mode.

SirBryghtside:
It looks alright, but I can't ignore that Toufexis isn't in it :( plus if that girl strapped to the bed is supposed to be Megan, that's pretty damn different from the plot of the game. Ah well, it's fan made, it'll at least be fun to watch.

You can (briefly) see Megan standing behind Fedorova. The one strapped to the table is actually:

OT: I'm interested. just recently I completed the Director's Cut, so I'm itching for more Deus Ex.

Adam Jensen:
I hate these fan projects. They are either simply bad or incredibly pretentious. And they are always, always unnecessary because they just copy everything that was in the game exactly how it was. It's like watching let's play with prettier graphics. No substance whatsoever. Just special effects and action scenes. They're like shittier versions of Hollywood attempts.

Let's not pretend that this is good, OK?

Could hardly have put it better myself.

It felt like their was nothing of any worth in this, no original ideas. Why not set it in the Deus Ex Universe, but throw a different spin on it. Something like a cop in Hengsha working an independent case against Belltower that runs parallel with the plot of the game and shows an outsider perspective on it? I mean, it's just something off the top of my head, but just taking some of the main cast, smashing them together, and then filming it does not make something worthy of praise.

I think the last and only one of these I actually appreciated was Part One of the Escape from City 17 videos. It might not have been the best acted, but at the very least it captured the feel of the game almost perfectly.

"Robocop's not coming"

Really? They couldn't think of a better line? I admire the work they've doing but come on that was pretty lame.

It was pretty well done. The thing which sucked me out of it however was the damsel in distress. Damn but the bad guy's make up team did some great work on her. Making sure your captive is as sexy as possible always the number one priority after making sure she's secured.

Yostbeef:
"Robocop's not coming"

Really? They couldn't think of a better line? I admire the work they've doing but come on that was pretty lame.

Sounds like a line out of Deus Ex 1.

"Robocop's not coming"

Is a line that would not be 'as' terribly outdated at that time. And it wouldn't be more cheesy than some of the other stuff in the game.

'vending machine'

I am all aboard the concept, but this looked like that terrible Halo fan film. Give me a good plot! not just copying "gameplay"

Noone commented yet on the "coincidence" that the guy behind this is named Charif?
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All kidding aside, I am very impressed by this short film so far.

Man, so many harsh critics! I thought this was great, kudos to the folks who put it together.

Adam Jensen:
I hate these fan projects. They are either simply bad or incredibly pretentious. And they are always, always unnecessary because they just copy everything that was in the game exactly how it was. It's like watching let's play with prettier graphics. No substance whatsoever. Just special effects and action scenes. They're like shittier versions of Hollywood attempts.

The problem I have with them is just the uninspired visuals. From a cinematography standpoint it really looks no different than your average soda commercial. The lighting is flat and the camera angles are lifeless. The shot where the dude gets thrown through the wall in slow motion looks utterly horrendous.

I can feel the chunks rising in my throat by what I'm about to say, but even Micheal Bay movies have more cinematic class than this. The distressed porn star with the breast emphasizing boob strap almost made me think I was watching a Bay movie though, so I guess the fan film community is slowly getting closer to Hollywood quality.

Now I'm depressed the whole film is only 13 minutes long. This could work on a full-length scale, but understandably it's probably too expensive to make.

It... Doesn't look too good. Granted it is just a teaser trailer, but this didn't do anything to show off scenery, just a bunch of white walls, nothing having to do with plot, or really much of anything. I'm hoping it turns out to be much better than this was.

 

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