Despite its recent action-heavy gameplay, Dead Space has become a poster child for modern survival-horror gaming with its tense atmosphere and horrifying "Necromorph" monsters. John Carpenter is one of the best-known directors of action, science-fiction and horror cinema, responsible for classics like The Thing and They Live as well as total crap like Vampires and Ghosts of Mars, which were still fun if nothing else.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Carpenter talked about just how easy it would be to bring the gory adventures of engineer Isaac Clarke to the big screen:
"I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff.
I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made."
I'd take the man at his word--Carpenter's last film, 2010 haunted hospital flick The Ward, went back to his roots and showed that he could still make an effective, creepy horror movie. I wouldn't mind seeing Carpenter sit in the director's chair for a Dead Space movie, especially if it's anything like Event Horizon. What about you? Do you think John Carpenter could do justice to Dead Space, or are there other, better-equipped directors? Or is it better left as a video game?
Thanks to Dash Dixington for the tip!