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CAST THIS: Adam Jensen (Deus Ex)

Aug. 26, 2011by: JoBlo

You may have noticed that Cast This columns are getting a little scarce. It's not that I don't want to write them, it's just that there aren't many movies being announced these days that have iconic characters that need casting. Superhero movies are starting to slow down, and historical epics find their stars almost immediately.

But whatever. I'm sick of waiting around for a story to pop up, so I'm going to create one. This week, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released across all platforms. I've been playing it non-stop the past few days and I bet a few of you have as well. There is no announced movie based on the game, but with how cinematic it is, and how rich the world feels, there damn well should be. So who would play the game's star, ADAM JENSEN?

Jensen is a bionic killing machine who has mechanical augments forced upon him after the corporation he works for is attacked. He has a propensity for sunglasses (at all times), and his hair and beard remind of me a certain mascot for a certain movie site that will remain unnamed.

Then there's his voice. He's brought to life by actor Elias Toufexis, though the role would probably go to a more major actor. His voice sounds like a cross between Christian Bale's Batman and Timothy Olyphant, and I suppose either could be considered for the part.

Who do you think should don the iconic trenchcoat and metal arms (and legs, and back, and torso) to play Jensen? There are a myraid of action stars to be considered, and fighting skills are a must. Let me know what you think, but first...

Last Time: NATHAN DRAKE

A long time ago, we tried recasting Nathan Drake now that Mark Wahlberg had left the part (thank god). There were a few favorites going in, so let's see who you chose:

1. Nathan Fillion (96%)

Well, alright then.

Never before have I seen so many comments in favor of one actor for a part. Yes, he was the favorite, but man, does he have a ton of support to get this role. I think a few other names like Gerard Butler and Matt Damon were tossed around, but only got like one vote apiece so they weren't worth mentioning.

Personally, I think they have to go with Fillion. Guy needs a big starring movie role breakthrough (SERENITY) doesn't count, and if there was ever a role he was born to play, it's this one. Give him a shot.

Alright, now let's hear your picks for Jensen.

 

Extra Tidbit: The trailer is the best of the year I've seen. For movies or video games.
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12:19PM on 08/26/2011
When I first saw the trailer more than a year ago, I thought Ethan Hawke was almost the spitting image of Jensen
When I first saw the trailer more than a year ago, I thought Ethan Hawke was almost the spitting image of Jensen
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12:22PM on 08/26/2011
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1:26PM on 08/26/2011
I def think Ethan Hawke could be him. Dye his hair black and he's good to go.
I def think Ethan Hawke could be him. Dye his hair black and he's good to go.
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12:05PM on 08/26/2011
Timothy Olyphant, perhaps?
Timothy Olyphant, perhaps?
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6:11AM on 08/29/2011
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10:50PM on 08/26/2011

Tim!

Timothy Olyphant. The voice is SO important. Anyone who's beaten the game knows why. Timothy also has the attitude that would fit Jensen well. Jensen's really just a cyborg Raylan Givens.
Timothy Olyphant. The voice is SO important. Anyone who's beaten the game knows why. Timothy also has the attitude that would fit Jensen well. Jensen's really just a cyborg Raylan Givens.
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2:13PM on 08/26/2011
Even though most people hate him, Keanu Reeves has the lost and the voice for this part
Even though most people hate him, Keanu Reeves has the lost and the voice for this part
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6:49PM on 11/21/2012

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Adam Jensen

Might sound a little far fetched but...what about David Gandy?
Might sound a little far fetched but...what about David Gandy?
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4:55PM on 08/27/2011
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2:00AM on 08/27/2011

Sam Witwer

I'd rather get an unknown in there, and have some rather big supporting roles from known actors. I personally think Sam Witwer looks the part, and he has a bit of a defining voice to him (not sure on how close it is to Adam Jensen).
I'd rather get an unknown in there, and have some rather big supporting roles from known actors. I personally think Sam Witwer looks the part, and he has a bit of a defining voice to him (not sure on how close it is to Adam Jensen).
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5:57PM on 08/26/2011
Keanu Reeves of course.
Keanu Reeves of course.
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9:03PM on 08/26/2011
I put Hugh Jackman b/c he really looks like Adam Jensen. Overall though I think Keanu would be a better choice. He would nail the voice.
I put Hugh Jackman b/c he really looks like Adam Jensen. Overall though I think Keanu would be a better choice. He would nail the voice.
11:13PM on 08/26/2011
Totally. When I heard the voice, the Matrix-like outfit, the Constantine-like smoking, the haircut and the beard... I just thought Keanu right away.
Totally. When I heard the voice, the Matrix-like outfit, the Constantine-like smoking, the haircut and the beard... I just thought Keanu right away.
5:44PM on 08/26/2011
Tim Olyphant
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6:50PM on 11/21/2012

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Adam Jensen

Might sound a little far fetched but...what about David Gandy?
Might sound a little far fetched but...what about David Gandy?
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6:09PM on 01/21/2012
I see people saying Ethan Hawke. I've made a tranformation of Hawke to Jensen for anyone that's interested :)

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I see people saying Ethan Hawke. I've made a tranformation of Hawke to Jensen for anyone that's interested :)

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12:38AM on 08/27/2011

Consider me hooked!

I am literally blown away! Sounds more like Olyphant IMO. Though a bit too old for the part I could actually see Oly pull this off, so he's my vote.
I am literally blown away! Sounds more like Olyphant IMO. Though a bit too old for the part I could actually see Oly pull this off, so he's my vote.
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4:35PM on 08/26/2011

kinda looks like

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6:23PM on 08/27/2011
What about Eric Bana? He was a badass in "Hanna" and he's proven himself to be a very versatile actor in terms of personality and physical exterior.
What about Eric Bana? He was a badass in "Hanna" and he's proven himself to be a very versatile actor in terms of personality and physical exterior.
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8:44PM on 08/26/2011
Michael Fassbender.
I haven't played the game so don't know about the accent. But looks and skillswise Fassbender seems like a great pick.
Michael Fassbender.
I haven't played the game so don't know about the accent. But looks and skillswise Fassbender seems like a great pick.
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12:40PM on 08/26/2011
Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy.
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1:38PM on 08/26/2011
Tom Hardy would be great for any role.
Tom Hardy would be great for any role.
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8:42AM on 08/29/2011
I'm gonna go with Sean Bean.
I'm gonna go with Sean Bean.
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4:45PM on 08/26/2011
Dominic West?
Dominic West?
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4:05PM on 08/26/2011
Alex O'loughlin would be my choice. He's great in Hawaii-five-O & would be solid in Deus Ex
Alex O'loughlin would be my choice. He's great in Hawaii-five-O & would be solid in Deus Ex
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12:26PM on 08/26/2011
Seems like another Fillion case of perfect casting... as the game's art director, Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, used himself as the blueprint. Everything but the voice would be exact.

Check it out here:
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Seems like another Fillion case of perfect casting... as the game's art director, Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, used himself as the blueprint. Everything but the voice would be exact.

Check it out here:
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6:26PM on 08/26/2011
Adrien Brody!!
Adrien Brody!!
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11:53AM on 08/26/2011
Having never played any of the games and just going by what pictures I've seen of the dude I'll go with Clifton Collins Jr.
Having never played any of the games and just going by what pictures I've seen of the dude I'll go with Clifton Collins Jr.
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5:57PM on 08/26/2011

Hmmmm.....

I've seen some interviews and the art director of the game pretty much tried to put himself into the game b/c they look very similar but we need an action movie star so I'll go with Hugh Jackman. I think they look pretty similar. I think I'll go with Keanu Reeves though. He would nail the voice and he is the one.
Also, how do I look at past Cast This columns? When I click on the one I want it shows the votes from the last one! Also wanted to mention that the concept art you posted looks
I've seen some interviews and the art director of the game pretty much tried to put himself into the game b/c they look very similar but we need an action movie star so I'll go with Hugh Jackman. I think they look pretty similar. I think I'll go with Keanu Reeves though. He would nail the voice and he is the one.
Also, how do I look at past Cast This columns? When I click on the one I want it shows the votes from the last one! Also wanted to mention that the concept art you posted looks different from the actual in-game Jensen.
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12:30PM on 08/26/2011

Let's try another Firefly vet...

I say Adam Baldwin is a perfect darkhorse candidate for Adam Jensen
I say Adam Baldwin is a perfect darkhorse candidate for Adam Jensen
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5:51PM on 08/26/2011
CHRISTIAN BALE FTW!
CHRISTIAN BALE FTW!
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4:21PM on 08/26/2011

ADAM JENSEN

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6:00PM on 08/26/2011
had to look up who that is but once I saw I realized that is a pretty good choice. Not sure why but I could see him playing Adam Jensen.
had to look up who that is but once I saw I realized that is a pretty good choice. Not sure why but I could see him playing Adam Jensen.
1:17PM on 08/26/2011
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11:47AM on 08/26/2011
Robert Downey Jnr just for the goatee tbh. He can do serious roles sometimes........can't he?
Robert Downey Jnr just for the goatee tbh. He can do serious roles sometimes........can't he?
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12:45PM on 08/26/2011
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