Dead Space 2 screenshot
Dead Space 2 screenshot

John Carpenter, the man behind horror classics Halloween, The Thing and The Fog, has said EA's Dead Space franchise is ready made for a movie adaptation and he'd love to make it.

"You know it's great," Carpenter told Game Informer in relation to the Dead Space franchise. "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."

The future of Dead Space remains uncertain after EA confirmed the game sold under what had been expected.

Carpenter also spoke about the Aliens: Colonial Marines fiasco.

"It's all about money," he said. "It's not that something is being mistreated, it's just another marketing issue."

And it's marketing that clearly worked, with Carpenter admitting he was suckered into buying the game.

"They're trying to get you to buy the game, which I stupidly did," he concluded.

Source: Game Informer

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Rambolike

Please no. Which of his movies have made money? Even his cult hits didn't make much money and weren't very well made either. The Thing is a great piece of nostalgia, but that's pretty much about it. I'd rather someone with true sci-fi credentials make it.
Posted 22:36 on 13 May 2013
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guyderman

Carpenter's really hit and miss - while he has made some (really) great movies he has also made some piles of sh!t too. And it has been 15 years since he made his last decent movie.
Posted 12:58 on 09 May 2013
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munkee

"I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I'll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made."

Why would you want a ready-made film? There's no skill involved. You're gonna have to try harder than that, Carpenter.
Posted 11:47 on 09 May 2013
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Grammartron

Given the similarity of the necromorphs to his original Thing, this would just be The Thing in space. And while Carpenter's version is one of my favourite films, what made it great was the tension and paranoia. That just wouldn't be present in a Dead Space flick;

"Hey best buddy, are you secretly a necromorph looking to kill us all?"

> "Do I look like have massive tentacles extending from my face?"

"No."

> "Well then."
Posted 09:24 on 09 May 2013
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Bloodstorm

Oh i love myself a bit of Carpenter.


Oh, John Carpenter? Loved Escape from New York.
Posted 22:26 on 08 May 2013
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bigevil@ BC_Animus

Technically it would be Dead Space is a game made from Event Horizon....Since the movie was around long before the game.

I love John Carpenter and all, he's made some great flicks, but no just no...Doesn't need to have a movie...Although Carpenter should be allowed to way before they even considered letting Paul "can't write" Anderson anywhere near it
Posted 19:57 on 08 May 2013
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BC_Animus

Blah, a Dead Space film have already been made IMO - it's called Event Horizon. Heh. Call me weird, but I've never really been a fan of Carpenter. I do love Anderson's films though.
Posted 17:02 on 08 May 2013

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