Fans of EA’s dismemberiffic space-horror romp Dead Space can look forward to (or be wary of) the game getting the Hollywood treatment. Variety has revealed that the franchise has the production team in place…just no screenplay or studio. More after the jump.
Set to be directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) and produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (the upcoming Gears of War movie), the adaptation, once written and signed off on by EA, will be auctioned off to the studios. Hopefully, things will go as well for Dead Space as they did for EA’s last property on the block, Dante’s Inferno, which saw a four-studio bidding war despite no game being on the shelves.
Of course, the only downside to Dead Space coming to the big screen, aside from a studio mutilating the property like a necromorph on the wrong end of a plasma cutter, is that it may look cliché and generic, especially with certain upcoming movies already sporting that vibe. Pandorum, I’m looking at you.