John Carpenter, the man behind films such as The Thing, Halloween, and Escape From New York, has expressed interest in directing a big screen adaptation of EA Games' creepy horror game Dead Space. During an interview with IGN, the director said,
I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I'll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made. 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.
The franchise has already gone beyond the games with novels, come books and animated movies, which I enjoyed watching! So of course, a live action movie is going to eventually happen. The question is: do you think Carpenter is the right man for the job?
He's made some classic films over the years, but let's face it... the guy hasn't made a decent film since In the Mouth of Madness back in 1994. The last movie he made was The Ward, and it was pretty disappointing. I'm not sure if he's still got it in him to make a great film. I could be wrong; he just has to prove it before he takes on a movie like Dead Space.
What do you think about Carpenter wanting to direct DEAD SPACE?