Halloween Director John Carpenter Still Wants to Make a Dead Space Movie

published: 2022-10-12T16:17:21

Updated: 2022-10-12T16:17:44

Halloween (1978) director and co-writer John Carpenter has reiterated his interest in directing a Dead Space movie.

John Carpenter is not only a master of horror, he is also known for his love of video games. This year alone, he made headlines for praising Horizon Forbidden West and hating horse controls in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Years ago, the filmmaker screamed Dead Space’s praises, going so far as to say it was “ready” for a film adaptation. At that time, Carpenter dreamed of running such an enterprise himself.

Nearly 10 years later and it doesn’t look like that particular interest is going to wane any time soon.

John Carpenter thinks Dead Space deserves a film adaptation

During an interview with John Carpenter about Halloween Ends and his favorite games, The AV Club asked the legendary director if he would ever consider adapting a game.

He called out Dead Space for the second time in about ten years. ‚ÄúThat would be a great movie. I could do that,” Carpenter said.

He further noted his love for all three entries in the series, even the action-oriented third game that most fans don’t enjoy watching.

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Dead Space 3 had a hard time leaving the IP’s survival horror roots.

A Dead Space movie from The Thing and Halloween director would be an interesting project to say the least.

And with Dead Space back in the spotlight due to its upcoming remake, now seems like a good time for EA to explore transmedia possibilities.

The constant stream of games receiving film and TV adaptations suggests that one day Dead Space may also have a chance to thrive in another medium.

For now, though, EA’s focus is on shipping the Motive Studio remake, which launches on January 27, 2023.

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