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EA's Dead Space Video Game Being Adapted by D.J. Caruso

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July 26, 2009

Dead Space

Gamers should be familiar with Dead Space, EA's sci-fi / horror video game that hit shelves last October. Variety announced tonight that Disturbia and Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso is attached to direct a big screen adaptation. EA will produce the film with Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. EA has been working with Caruso to find a screenwriter and will only pitch it to studios once everyone agrees on the creative direction. Caruso has a few other projects lined up, like Jack the Giant Killer and The Defenders, so it seems like Dead Space is one of those projects that is years away from actually happening.

EA's Dead Space is set in the 26th century in deep space, where an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus. It sounds a bit like the upcoming Pandorum or even something like Event Horizon, but that doesn't mean there isn't always room for more sci-fi movies, especially one being directed by D.J. Caruso. I'm a fan of his work and style and wouldn't have ever chosen him for a sci-fi before this, but now I'm very excited to see what he can bring to the genre. Thoughts?

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  • Janny
    good game, hope they can capture the atmospher (sort of like event horizon)... but Disturbia and Eagle Eye had tension but wasn't a sci fi/ survival/ adventure type deal
  • aryan skinhead
    Agreed with Janny. Great game. Hope they can capture the same vibe. The game really was scary.
  • Xerxex
    do this right, chance to make very F'd up movie that will give us nightmares again I know the game sure as hell did.
  • David Banner
    I hope both Dead Space and Clive Barker's Jericho film adaptions will be infact scary; both games were not. What the games had, were good stories. I doubt we'll get another DOOM movie, D.J. Caruso will deliver. Anyone know who's attached to direct Jericho?
  • Corey
    D.J CARUSSOOOOOOO!!!!! D:<
  • Corey
    Knowing our luck, it'll be PG-13.
  • Dan W
    It sounds like those movies on paper, but the video game has a totally different feel. And has some pretty bad ass monsters. But also I really liked how they through in a religious storyline in the game.
  • Dan W
    And I also could see this being really bad.
  • DoomCanoe
    ill watch it, but i hope unlike the game it scares the hell out of me. i found the game very entertaining but not scary at all. The comics was where the fear factor was at.
  • SwampDonkey
    The video game was insane but so was Doom...........hint hint
  • JimD
    Why does this instill the fear of another Doom the movie.
  • Mr. Pants
    I guess this means Shia LeBouf will star...
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    Unity is forever Death is just the beginning Altman be praised
  • john
    no dont let shia star in this! but also we dont need another EVENT HORIZON REMAKE!
  • Felix
    Woho, Dead Space! Dead Space remains on second/first place in my list of best games ever played, I even have the symbol for Unitology (the religion in the game) tatooed on my right arm, combined with the Arachnos sign from City of Villains, the other first place game. The game has a great story behind it that, unlike most recent games (for example, Prototype), ends very nicely. I can't really agree that it's like Doom because of the high differences in the story and gameplay, Dead Space is a third person shooter with upgradable weapons, special shooting mechanics (cut their limbs off!). It also features a rather deep and really nice story that ends actually rather unexpectedly. Doom the movie is slightly similar to Dead Space in that it has a virus component, however other than that, they really aren't so alike - it's like comparing Unreal Tournament with Counter-Strike, they are that different. I have to be honest, I don't like horror and such - sometimes because they aren't scary but mostly because the story is, meh... I really hope that when they bring Dead Space to the cinema, they will have kept the spirit of the game with them and not do like Doom (seriously, the Doom movie only had like three nice scenes, the FPS, when one of them battles the big dude and the sewers).
  • SHANEDAV
    God hope the controlls don't suck :P
  • Fisherr
    The game was a breakthrough of it's kind to me, i really like the game and hope the movie is done the way it's supposed to be.
  • WhoKnows
    wow that's crazy because i started playing the game again 2 weeks ago after taking a break and finally beat it... and the first thing that came to mind was that this would make a great movie. hopefully this is done right!!
  • SlashBeast
    This movie is doomed to fail. Dimming the lights and slapping up bloody, gory wallpaper doesn’t automatically make a game scary. The story is so painfully cliched. We’ve already seen Aliens, and played Doom, so it was more of a repeat. It's just going to be a retread of Aliens.
  • Grab 34
    Corey you are a fucking dumbass for saying that and you should be shot in the face Knowing our luck, it will not be PG-13. it will be R all the way 100%
  • j34
    This Film Will Be Rated R. I Promise You That

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