Dead Space (2016) – A Dead Space movie is coming

Dead Space Movie 2016

The Dead Space Movie is a film adaptation of the popular video game series about horrific creatures infesting a space ship. I have a personal attachment to this movie, as I was addicted to the PC game for a couple months. A great game, and it would make an awesome movie right? In the movie, an engineer named Isaac Clarke boards the ship and uses futuristic engineering tools to dismember the creatures as he tries to discover the reason behind the infestation. Director D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) is attached to the film, so a solid director with ties to Steven Spielberg is on board. Caruso has shown the talent to direct big action films with science fiction elements, so there may yet be hope for a decent film. This film has been promised over and over again, and it looks like 2016 could finally be the year.

Dead Space – The Movie

One of the main selling points of the game was that you had to dismember the creatures. It was recently announced that John Carpenter is wanting to take on the movie, so this will probably be a 2016 release now. Recently , Carpenter was interviewed about the Dead Space Movie and he was quoted as saying this :

“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.”

We aren’t breaking any new ground by admitting Carpenter would probably be the best choice to take Dead Space from the Video Game to the Movies… he may in fact be the perfect choice.

 Dead Space Release Date

Production hasn’t begun yet, nor has the writing, so  2016 is most likely now.

What’s Good About It?

The game was cool and scary as hell. If the film keeps the same visual style, it could become the next Alien.

What’s Bad About It?

Anytime you have a video game adaptation, the odds are it’ll suck.

Our Clever Prediction

Horror is a genre where you can get away with a lower quality script. Dead Space would need a solid director to pull off the Sci-Fi elements. It’s no coincidence that Ridley Scott directed Alien. Keep your fingers crossed. Dead Space has potential like crazy.

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  1. I agree with Andrew Lincoln being Isaac. Shia, would be terrible. If I was in charge of casting the Dead Space movie, I would cast Tom Hardy. Tom has everything a badass hero needs. Intensity, feeling, and power. Every character Hardy has played, you find yourself believing he is that character. He is the most convincing actor of our time! My second choice would be Jame Mcavoy. He has the same intensity as Hardy and the same believability as Hardy. Mcavoy has yet to do a violent, sci fi action thriller. Or he has yet to do a movie along the lines of Dead Space. Mcavoy is no stranger to thrillers or action, though. To sum this up, Dead Space is a highly anticipated movie and Hardy or Mcavoy being attached to the film can only make this anticipation only that much harder to bear.

  2. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead) would be the perfect person to fill Isaac’s boots. Think about it. Google image Andrew and Isaac and look at the facial comparison. It’s almost uncanny. Plus Andrew’s portrayal of a undead slaying protagonist will translate oh so smoothly to the role of Isaac Clark.

  3. Why are we talking about Shia LeBouf being Isaac? Why not have Gunner Wright, the guy who voiced and literally is Isaac Clarke, play Isaac in a Dead Space movie?

  4. Dead Space movie sounds amazing. BUT,
    Shia LeBouf!-Great actor but will never fit Isaacs role.
    What ever you do, do not ever never ever ruin Issac Clarke’s image and role.

  5. Ok this is a REALLY good idea for a movie but FML if Shia LeBouf plays isaac clark this game is about running through an environment that is strewn with necromorphs and REALLY fucked up shit. Not fucking crying in the fucking corner about how hard life is or about how you try and act soooo cool when you fail. Seriously place some one else as Isaac Clark, Shia LeBouf will make this movie fucking tank if he plays it.

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