Dead Space: John Carpenter keen on movie adaptation

Thursday, 9 May 2013 02:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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