Director Scott Derrickson and writer C. Robert Cargill, who are working on the in development Deus Ex film said that they’re not making a video game as much as a cyberpunk film in an interview with Crave Online. District 9, Looper and Inception are all mentioned as touchstones for the silver screen incarnation of Deus Ex, but as ever with the transition from video game to film even the best intentions (and IP) usually turn sour.
“That’s kind of how we feel. The reason why we reference Inception, Looper and District 9 is they were all movies that took certain familiar science fiction methodologies and turned them upside-down and brought a grounded realism to them,” according to Cargill.
“Time travel, aliens arriving on Earth, going into the dream world… Those are all things you’ve seen a dozen bad versions of and a dozen decent versions of. But no one, until those three films, no one had gone into filmmaking from a grounded, realistic point of view and made something with a fresh aesthetic.”
Source Crave Online