Carpenter Would Love To Direct a Dead Space Movie

Jason McDonald

A guy makes an off-the-cuff remark and suddenly everyone thinks he’s in talks to direct a movie.  A lot of people are taking this as some sort of confirmation that Dead Space and John Carpenter are destined to work together, but don’t get it twisted.  In a recent interview with Game Informer, Carpenter simply said that he would like the chance.  Here’s what he said:

“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.”

Nothing more, nothing less.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see Carpenter bring some of his old school creature feature mentality to a Dead Space movie, but this isn’t any sort of confirmation.

Can you imagine though?  If Carpenter were allowed to do whatever he wanted with a Dead Space movie it could potentially be something in the vein of The Thing, but in space! And everyone knows when you add space to a property, it always gets better.



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      1. Joshua M.G. May 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        It was called Event Horizon.

      2. Mike Allen Greenwalt May 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Holy… Shit… All my fanboy dreams may yet come true. No one better to direct this film than Carpenter, as the aliens themselves are loosely based off of his creation in The Thing.