If you are a fan of horror, you know the name John Carpenter. The famous writer and director of classic horror films such as Halloween, The Fog, and The Thing, he knows a thing or two about making great horror films.
In a recent interview with Game Informer magazine, John Carpenter went into some detail about his love of video games; specifically, his love for the Dead Space franchise. Carpenter expressed his interest in the series because of its similarities to the Alien films, and even mentioned wanting to make a Dead Space movie. He stated:
You know it’s great… 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.
It certainly wouldn’t be Carpenter’s first foray into the gaming realm, either, as he had previously worked on directing certain aspects of the first-person shooter F.E.A.R. 3. The Dead Space franchise has seen a lot of success since the release of the first game in 2008, and this isn’t the first time that talks of a film have been brought up. The series has even inspired several comic books and two well-received animated films, Dead Space: Downfall and its sequel, Dead Space: Aftermath.
With the recent increase in game-to-film adaptations, there is a very good chance that John Carpenter’s Dead Space could become a reality.
After all, who wouldn’t want Carpenter to take the reigns?
What about you, ScienceFiction.com readers? Would you like to see John Carpenter’s Dead Space?