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.