You may remember that almost two years ago Moe Charif started work on a Deus Ex fan film. Well, now it’s complete. Weighing in at more than 12 minutes it does a pretty good job of capturing the Deus Ex look and will go some way to sate your thirst for more Deus Ex.
“As I played through the levels of Human Revolution,” Charif writes in a look back on production, “I was fascinated by the game’s concept and what I thought was a very realistic approach to how our future as humans could possibly soon unfold. I was also greatly drawn to the character of Adam Jensen who faces some unorthodox but major complications in his life.”
With help from Square Enix and the games developers, Eidos Montreal, Charif went about making his film with Machinima.
It features a number of characters from Human Revolution but the story is unique to the film. While I’m not a great fan of the story, Megan seems little more than a damsel in distress, there are plenty of nods to the game.
“One of the biggest challenges,” Sharif says, “was to get the visuals right. Jensen has two robotic arms which would need to be shown throughout the movie. The challenge is making them look real but also tracking them on to the actor so they don’t look out of place. I quickly enlisted the help of my friend and visual effects guru Mauro Rondan. We worked together on such effects in TNT promos I had directed a year prior. The process was not an easy one, but with great determination the film was shot in 7 days and we were soon in the trenches of post-production.”
With this and the news yesterday that Square Enix have filed a trademark for something called Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I’m getting properly excited for some more cyberpunk adventuring.