The Thing Director John Carpenter Keen to Make a Dead Space Movie
Written Thursday, May 09, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Legendary director John Carpenter, whose movie CV includes seminal horror classics like The Thing, Halloween, Christine and The Fog has told Game Informer that he'd be interested in making a Dead Space movie, noting that it's "ready made" movie material.
"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," said the Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China director.
"I would love to make Dead Space, I'll tell you that right now."
Dead Space - especially the recent third instalment - was clearly influenced by John Carpenter's The Thing, so it would be a good fit for the director if he chose to take on the project. But with Dead Space 3 underperforming at retail in comparison to Dead Space 2, and the future of the series in doubt, will a Dead Space movie ever be greenlit?
We'd certainly line up to see a Dead Space movie directed by John Carpenter... 80s-era Carpenter, that is.