John Carpenter, the renowned director behind The Thing and Escape from New York, has expressed interest in making the live-action Dead Space film.
“I would love to make Dead Space, I’ll tell you that right now,” said Carpenter.
“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 director said.
The team at Visceral, who developed the Dead Space trilogy, said that John Carpenter’s work and grotesque monsters in The Thing have always been an inspiration for the games.
“That was a movie that we watched once or twice as a team, and we all took something away from it,” said John Calhoun, Dead Space 3’s producer. “Some people saw it as a monster movie and they were really inspired by a monster that was grotesque and disgusting. Other people took away the fact that the human drama is what’s most tense in that movie.”
So could this be a match made in heaven? Would you be happy with John Carpenter taking the helm of the Dead Space big screen adaptation? Let us know in the comments below and in the MyGaming forums.