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John Carpenter wants to make a Dead Space movie

Imogen Donovan

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John Carpenter wants to make a Dead Space movie

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In an interview with The AV Club, director and composer John Carpenter has voiced his desire to make a Dead Space movie, and honestly, we're on board.

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Carpenter is an avid gamer, and with the assistance of his son, he's become a fan of games like Horizon Forbidden West, Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption and more. He really has a very varied range, though he hasn't completed Red Dead Redemption because he couldn't work out how to climb on the horse and then called it a day. It's sort of... iconic of him to write off such an acclaimed game on this basis.

Check out the trailer for the Dead Space remake below! If you dare. Ooo.

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A trillion comparisons have been drawn between film and the cinematic aspects of some big-budget games, and we have seen film reach to games for inspiration, like the adaptations of Sonic The Hedgehog, the new Super Mario Bros. movie and Tomb Raider. Expectedly, The AV Club asked the legendary filmmaker if he would ever be interested in adapting a game to the silver screen.

"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 answered, explaining that he's a huge fan of the series as a whole, even the wobbly third game. Given Carpenter's credentials, we'd love to see his take on the influential sci-fi-horror.

The director also added that he is excited for The Last Of Us HBO show and he has started The Last Of Us Part II, but hasn't made much progress as he couldn't get a generator going. I'm sensing a pattern.

Topics: Dead Space, TV And Film

Imogen Donovan
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