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John Carpenter Wants To Direct A ‘Dead Space’ Film

In a recent interview with Game Informer, horror director John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween, I’m sure you’re already very familiar with him) revealed that he’d like to bring EA’s action horror franchise Dead Space to the big screen. He spoke specifically about the first game, saying “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.”

“The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that.” he continued. The original Dead Space was released in 2008 and set on the Necromorph infested USG Ishimura, a spaceship used to crack asteroids and harvest the precious resources within them.

Carpenter’s been a vocal fan of video games; he collaborated with Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) on F.E.A.R. 3, and in his chat with Game Informer he mentioned being suckered in by the disaster that was Aliens: Colonial Marines.

I love the idea of a Carpenter directed Dead Space film, and apparently he does too. “I would love to make Dead Space [into a movie], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”

Someone get that guy a script!

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  • yes…. oh god yes…. if he were to throw in a heavy psychological angle in there with the suspense & viscera, competently acted, and as little cg as possible(inescapable for a dead space film, but with practical effects mixed with minimalistic cgi would just feel better) , then id be in that damn seat day 1

  • Canucklehead

    I posted this in the movie thread as well…..The question that should be asked is are the producers prepared to actually commit, both financially and intellectually to make the film? If so, hells ya I let Carpenter direct.

  • STRIK9

    Carpenter by far is my favorite director ever. But after ‘ghosts of mars’ he needs to stay outta space. His last home run was that ‘cigarette burns’. Truly original. It seems he’s tired of Hollywood these days n just wants to play video games now. I wish he’d come roaring back with another truly original film.

  • DethHand

    John Carpenter would be perfect for a Dead Space movie. I’m positive his take on the story would totally overshadow the original. By the way, I personally loved Ghost of Mars, I’m just weird that way lol.

  • AfterTheAsylum

    John Carpenter directing with Clive Barker as the writer and I was say yes.

  • doomas10

    Well he did make a dead space film set in Antartica, didn’t he (irony)? Oh wait Dead Space pretty much copied the monstrosities of “The thing”. I am sure it will be terrifying to see the master return in proper horror. Can you imagine dead space shot with his style? We will be shitting bricks.

  • hilljack

    If any director can pull this off its John Carpenter.Me and a buddy of mine talked about this 2 years ago an we both agreed back then that John Carpenter would be a good fit for dead space plus it would be a great come back to sci fi film hes so good at.

  • djblack1313

    John Carpenter is one of my all time faves (his earlier work) ever but he hasn’t really made an awesome movie since PRINCE OF DARKNESS (and even that was just OK). i admit i only know the DEAD SPACE animated movie and i really liked it (the first movie. the 2nd animated DS movie was pretty terrible). if the live action movie is supposed to be anything like the cartoon movie’s events/action/etc Carpenter would NOT be a good choice for it. but who knows?????

    • jchano123

      you didn’t like The Ward? i thought that one was really good.

  • frankstark

    dead space + john carpenter= BEST THING EVER MADE. i mean the man can direct and action scene, and develop a lot of tension and suspense and the feeling of claustrophobia. look at john carpenter’s the thing. this movie would be perfect and this would be a proper proper return of john carpenter. give that man a chance, give him a scrip and let the man do his work.

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