John Carpenter Wants to Make Dead Space Movie, Forgets About Event Horizon
Calls Dead Space “ready-made” for film purposes.
Renowned horror film maker recently spoke to Game Informer about how he’d love to make a film on EA’s Dead Space franchise. He stated that, “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.”
Which is hilarious, because the first game took many of its story cues and settings from a cult classic sci-fi horror film: Event Horizon. The presence of evil aboard a high-tech ship, the psychological horror and hallucinations, manipulating people via said visions and increasingly violent deaths?
All there. Combined with the Thing and Alien, of course, as Carpenter suggests.
Granted, the franchise has since expanded, but it seems a bit redundant to make a film on the original game.