Thu, May 09, 2013 | 02:23 BST
Dead Space: John Carpenter keen on movie adaptation
John Caprenter, famed director of such cult classics as The Thing, Assault on Precinct 13, and Vampires, has said Dead Space is “ready-made” for a Hollywood adaptation.
“It’s great,” Carpenter said of Dead Space in the latest issue of GameInformer, as harvested by Videogamer.
“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.”
As an interesting aside, Carpenter said he’d purchased Aliens: Colonial Marines and was quite disappointed in it.
EA hasn’t made any noise about a Dead Space film, although it’s shopped other properties around, including Need for Speed.