Dead Space is a game series which has so far consisted of one full game and several other titles. Dead Space 2, a full sequel to the original, is due to be released early in 2011.
Fans of the Dead Space game series will be excited to hear that a movie based on the game is on its way. This was first reported around a year ago, but nothing has been heard since. Thankfully though, the project isn’t dead as some people suspected, with DJ Caruso, set to direct, recently telling MTV Movies:
“The cool thing about ‘Dead Space’ is we’ve had a few offers to set it up. Once I started ['I Am Number Four'] and [producer] Wyck Godfrey and all those other guys got really busy on the ‘Twilight’ movies because they’re kicking butt over there, so we’re gonna get back and talk about it [once everyone's time frees up].”
“We’ve got a really good sort of storyline. It’s almost a prequel, sort of, to where the game picks up. It’s one of those things where the storytelling of it and trying to get into the prequel [is a challenge]. You have have the whole sort of brainwash-y/Scientology thing and ultimately the Necromorphs. It’s interesting to try to get the major studios to understand that this [isn't 'Event Horizon.'] So you’ve got to sort of steer their brain out of that. So we’re fighting some of those elements. … I’m still looking forward to getting going.”
“We don’t have a writer for it yet, but… right before I left we were listening to different writers and taking different pitches. We have to decide on a couple once we get back what we’re going to do. We’ve tried to crack the story a few different ways, so I know when we get back we’re going to get into it and I feel like we’ll have a screenplay in a few months. It’ll hopefully be ready to go.”
Not having a writer yet means there’s still a long way to go before this project really gets going. But Caruso seems convinced it will actually get going and he seems excited at the prospect.
I like the fact the Dead Space movie is being touted as a kind of prequel to the first game as it means both fans of the series and noobs will be able to enjoy it, although possibly in different ways.