John Carpenter has seemingly confirmed the existence of a Dead Space movie, albeit not with him involved.
Halloween and The Thing director John Carpenter has seemingly confirmed in an interview with Variety that a Dead Space movie is in development, albeit not with him involved. Although the legendary filmmaker is aware of fans’ desire for him to direct a Dead Space movie, Carpenter has said he isn’t attached to the project.
When asked if Carpenter was going to direct a Dead Space movie, following on from a previous interview where he expressed his love for the franchise, the famed horror director said, “No, no, no. I can’t believe how that spread”. Carpenter was quoted late last year in a new interview, saying that he would “love” to make a Dead Space movie.
However, the director has now clarified his comments, saying, “I’m a big video game fan, so I played all the games. I was down looking at the new digital cameras, the RED, and happened to mention to them that I would love to do a Dead Space film. That just went around, and everybody said, ‘Oh, when are you gonna do it?’ I’m not gonna do it. I think they already have another director involved. And they haven’t asked me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn’t do it. But there’s a new version of the Dead Space video game coming out in January, and I’m there.”
In an interview with AV Club, Carpenter had said, “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.” However, the director has now confirmed that the Dead Space movie will be developed without his involvement. Electronic Arts has not yet revealed any plans to adapt the survival horror series to the big screen, but it appears as though Carpenter knows something we don’t.
Elsewhere in the AV Club interview, Carpenter spoke about his favorite games he has been playing recently, such as Borderlands, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Fallout 76, saying: “I got hooked on this Fallout 76 game. Been hooked for a good long time on it. You know, I know it had bugs coming out, and a lot of it was put down, but I thought it was great. It’s really fun to play. And I keep up with Borderlands and Horizon: Forbidden West.”
There is currently no official word from Electronic Arts about a Dead Space movie, which Carpenter suggests is in development with another director. Other than that, the franchise’s resurrection is only a couple of weeks away, as Dead Space Remake will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC via Steam on January 27th.
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