‘Dead Space’ Live Action Feature Film in Development


D.J. Caruso has been hired to direct a live action feature film adaptation of Electronic Arts’ hit video game Dead Space, reports Variety.

Dead Space is set in deep space during the 26th century.  If tells the story of an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship only to find the ship infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus.

Electronic Arts launched the game in 2008 and is working on the second and third installments.

D.J. Caruso’s previous directing credits include Eagle Eye, Disturbia and Taking Lives.

EA will produce the film with Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

The film doesn’t have a script yet however EA and Caruso have reportedly been taking pitches from prospective screenwriters.

Want a good idea as to the kind of sci-fi horror to expect from Dead Space? Then watch the trailer to Dead Space Downfall, an animated movie designed as a back story to EA’s Deadspace video game (which incidentally features the voice of Babylon 5’s Bruce Boxleitner):

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Dead Space is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2010.

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3 Responses to “‘Dead Space’ Live Action Feature Film in Development”

  1. Scorpio666 said:

    I love this film. Too bad the studio hasnt shown any more informaton about it. Hopefully the film is as good or better than the Animated film and the games.

    However if they made the games into a live action film it would be perfect. Aslong as they include the hive mind at the end of the film for one last giant alien space battle :)

  2. Scorpio666 said:

    Oh and dont forget the Anti-Gravity, Leapers and Wall tentacles.

  3. whiteWARmachine said:

    movies based on games are usually a bad idea and they get screwed up badly….ex;DOOM (oh yea, the Rock had a hand in tht)……but im excited abt this, im a huge fan of Dead Space and if EA keeps a close eye on everything it should go great….if the game can make me jump outta my skin cant wait to see wht the movie will do!