John Carpenter, he was alright wasn’t he? The Thing is actually one of my favourite movies of all time; a movie about claustrophobia, terror, and weird shape shifting aliens from SPAAAAAAAAAACE. Sound familiar? Sound like a little game called Dead Space? Yep, well apparently John Carpenter has made similar connections and he’d be super keen to direct a Dead Space movie given the chance.
In an interview with Game Informer, he claimed that Dead Space is “ready-made” for the big screen.
“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,” he said. “I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”
Let’s be honest: John Carpenter hasn’t really made a great film in literally decades and the chances of him making a decent video game movie adaptation based on Dead Space are pretty slim. Still, I think the original Dead Space stands up as a pretty adaptable project. Tight(ish) script, great setting, interesting antagonists — I could sure go for an average-at-best Dead Space movie, couldn’t you?