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!