Dead Space is a horror video game franchise that took up the mantle over a decade ago when the likes of Resident Evil turned to shark-jumping shit. Dead Space went back to the roots of interactive horror, combining space dread with measured gore.
If you searched for the perfect director among discussion forums for a potential movie adaptation of this game, John Carpenter would probably be the ideal get. Turns out, he has the same idea.
Speaking with AVClub, he says when asked about a favorite game he’d like to try:
“The only one I can think of, and I’ve mentioned it before, is Dead Space. That would make a real great movie. I could do that.”
I can’t think of a better match. Come to think of it, it looks like the game is getting a remake soon.