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