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

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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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

Janny on Jul 26, 2009


Agreed with Janny. Great game. Hope they can capture the same vibe. The game really was scary.

aryan skinhead on Jul 26, 2009


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.

Xerxex on Jul 26, 2009


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?

David Banner on Jul 26, 2009



Corey on Jul 26, 2009


Knowing our luck, it'll be PG-13.

Corey on Jul 26, 2009


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 on Jul 26, 2009


And I also could see this being really bad.

Dan W on Jul 26, 2009


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.

DoomCanoe on Jul 26, 2009


The video game was insane but so was Doom...........hint hint

SwampDonkey on Jul 27, 2009


Why does this instill the fear of another Doom the movie.

JimD on Jul 27, 2009


I guess this means Shia LeBouf will star...

Mr. Pants on Jul 27, 2009


Unity is forever Death is just the beginning Altman be praised

Digital Metaphor on Jul 27, 2009


no dont let shia star in this! but also we dont need another EVENT HORIZON REMAKE!

john on Jul 27, 2009


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).

Felix on Jul 27, 2009


God hope the controlls don't suck 😛

SHANEDAV on Jul 27, 2009


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.

Fisherr on Jul 27, 2009


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!!

WhoKnows on Jul 28, 2009


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.

SlashBeast on Jul 29, 2009


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%

Grab 34 on Oct 4, 2009


This Film Will Be Rated R. I Promise You That

j34 on Apr 21, 2010

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