Film and television adaptations of video games are gaining significant momentum, and more than a few major gaming properties have recently greenlit adaptations, from Super Mario Bros., Gears of Wara Death Stranding i The last of us, God of war, and many more. The chances of commercial and critical success for each of these also seem higher than ever before – so does that mean more companies will be looking to expand their audiences with similar projects ?
That much seems guaranteed at this point, and it looks like it Dead Space going to be another one of those. Legendary film director and horror connoisseur John Carpenter was recently asked about his longstanding interest in making a Dead Space film in an interview with Varietyand in the process of answering this question, he may have let it slip that a film is indeed in the works – although Carpenter does not appear to be attached to the project.
“I can’t believe how that spread,” Carpenter said when asked about his possible involvement in a Dead Space film. “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 Dead Space film. That went around, and everyone said, ‘Oh, when are you going to do it?’ I’m not going to do it. I think they already have another director attached. And they haven’t asked me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn’t do it.”
Whatever Carpenter’s part in a Dead Space film, however, the director confirms that he is looking forward to the upcoming remake and will definitely play it.
“There is a new version of the Dead Space video game coming out in January, and I’m there,” he said.
The remake is, of course, the first step the Environment Agency is taking in its efforts to revive the franchise after a long hiatus, although there is no word yet on what the company has planned on for it beyond that. Whether those plans include a film adaptation remains to be seen, but there will be no shortage of series fans who will be very excited about the prospect.
The Dead Space meanwhile, a remake is launching soon, and will be available on January 27 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.