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"We have an enormous brand and we want to make a film modelled on features like Batman Begins or Blade Runner," he told French film magazine Premiere (via Den of Geek).
Barronet also revealed that the film's star Michael Fassbender will be brought into all the "key creative choices" and that while the film will have a dark tone, there will also be some "lightness".
Compared to the video game, the film will reportedly focus more on its sci-fi angle with a more even split between past and present scenes. Fassbender is playing two characters separated by time.
"It was complicated to develop, because you're working with two time periods," Barronet explained. "And with the link between the past and the present, you can't have one of the stories taking precedence over the other."