John Carpenter likes a few simple things, two of which are the NBA and video games.
It’s not much of a secret, which is why the publicists and publishers for various games have hired the horror icon to do interviews surrounding their various releases – even when he has absolutely nothing to do with them. Out of said interviews comes all sorts of ridiculous non-news, like this hilarious gem.
Game Informer carried an interview with the director of Halloween, The Fog, In the Mouth of Madness and dozens of other classics, where they baited him into stating he’d love to direct a feature film adaptation of EA’s “Dead Space.”
“You know it’s great,” Carpenter told Game Informer in relation to the “Dead Space” franchise. “The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that.
“I maintain that “Dead Space” would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff.
“I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”
Look, John Carpenter is one of my favorite horror directors, but The Ward is unwatchable trash. And you can’t blame it on modern filmmaking techniques as his 2001 Ghosts of Mars is even worse – and takes place in space. As much as I love old Carpenter, I’m going to share this massive LOL with you guys.
What do you think?