We’ve entered a new era of video game adaptations, as many streaming networks have seen the potential of banking off of existing IP. Yet, there are some franchises that have surprisingly never been attempted so far. Dead Space is currently making a grand return with a remaster for modern consoles after going on hiatus for some time. Many wondered why the Lovecraftian-inspired sci-fi horror game never got an adaptation but it seems one director is actively interested.
Not just any director but THE John Carpenter is open to tackling the gaming franchise. In an interview with A.V. Club, he talked about gaming adaptations and was surprised to find out that Chornobyl‘s Craig Mazin is adapting The Last Of Us. It sparked an interest in wanting to adapt something as well from the gaming universe, which led to I’m thinking of Dead Space.
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.
He goes on to highlight that he’s quite a fan of the franchise, even highlighting the last release that wasn’t as critically received. Dead Space 3 moved away from its horror roots to explore more action-oriented storytelling, which didn’t seem to bother the horror director.
Well, any of them were really good. I even like the last one, the action one that nobody else liked.
It’s definitely interesting to see his interest in tackling such a big IP. Of course, he’d likely bring his own touch to make the project stand out from its original, but still, keep the horror landscape that made it as unique as it was when the first entry was released back in 2008. It’s no wonder that a remake is in development and we’ll see if this newly sparked revival of the franchise.
Source: AV Club