Dead Space movie announced, trilogy revealed?

DJ Caruso on board to direct live-action version of Electronic Arts' survival horror/sci-fi crossover; Variety reports "second and third" games in the works.

Electronic Arts' Visceral Games made headlines last week for both losing two top executives and showing off its wares at Comic-con 2009 in San Diego. Today, the studio formerly known as EA Redwood Shores was in the news again, with Variety revealing a live-action film based on Dead Space is in the works.

Coming soon-ish to a theater near you?

The Hollywood trade reported that EA has partnered with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the cofounders and heads of the Temple Hill production company. The outfit is also behind the forthcoming Gears of War movie, which is in development at Legendary Pictures and has director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) attached. It was also involved with the first film based on the popular teen vampire Twilight novels and the forthcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation, Dear John.

Dead Space, too, has a director on board--D.J. Caruso, who was at the helm of last year's critically panned action-thriller Eagle Eye. Prior to that dubious project, he directed 2007's better reviewed Disturbia and several episodes of the acclaimed TV series The Shield.

No release date or actor information has been revealed for the Dead Space film, which is just one of five EA game-based movies in development. Mass Effect, Dante's Inferno, Army of Two, and The Sims are also being brought to the big screen. Also notably, Dead Space was made into a straight-to-DVD and cable animated feature by Starz Media last year. Finally, the game's plot is reminiscent of several films, such as the horror-thrillers Alien (1979) and Event Horizon (1997).

Today's article also appeared to reveal the future of the Dead Space game series. According to Variety, EA "is working on the second and third installments" in the Dead Space series, raising the possibility of a trilogy. It was unclear if the two projects were the already announced Dead Space: Extraction (see below) or the hinted-at Dead Space 2. "The only Dead Space game that is announced and in development at this time is Dead Space: Extraction," was all an EA rep would say.

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yodathewise
yodathewise

Here's hoping that they won't give the license to Uwe Boll. Oh lord, please not Uwe Boll... *Signs anti-Boll petition for the 100th time*

gorezombiez
gorezombiez

Wow.A Dead Space movie.This is might be the #1 horror rated R movie of the year.Hope it has good graphics!!I'll buy it when it comes out!

chsh4
chsh4

a dead space movie would be awesome!!! i just hope they don't butcher it. it's happened to way too many great games.

h2k47
h2k47

I really loved the game. I hope they make more for PC soon. Anyway, a dead space movie would definitely be bloody-based on the game. Lots of ripped parts and gore and disgusting guts splashing out of aliens would be all over the movie. But I won't like such movies. There is a difference between horror and disgust. Watch The Exorcist, thats true horror. Watch 'Living Death', thats disgust. I hope and wish that Dead Space would be of the former.

Jex9
Jex9

I think it would be cool to see how they make the aliens and the guns and the suits, but I would much rather KILL the aliens then WATCH them get killed lol

ravanamalice
ravanamalice

if they follow the alien movies in terms of knowing how to make something pretty damn great it will be fine.

Evilnator
Evilnator

Okay, i loved dead space, but knowing how moves and games down work together.. Anyway only time will tell

futurebat
futurebat

for ME Dead Space was game of the year in 2008 i can't wait for its sequal

kosmo501
kosmo501

More fear..More blood...More game for us!!!... I love this game!!

jonasonien
jonasonien

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LuongoRox1
LuongoRox1

@Excedra. I kind of agree. Fallout would not be stupid to make, it's just impossible, same as any RPG or game with branching storylines. Because of the fact that depending on what the gamer does, the story changes, especially a game with Fallout where this are so many possibilities, it's just not possible to make a movie out of it because of the sheer length and amount of possibilities. Dead Space is easier to do, because much of the game was recovering different things to fix the ship, there is enough that can be cut out to fit a 2-2.5 hour movie.

LuongoRox1
LuongoRox1

God no. Knowing the reputation of game-to-movie transitions, this will be butchered. I'd love to see it in a movie, the story was movie-worthy, but I really hope they don't screw this up. If they do a great job... it would be an intense movie.

odst_trooper117
odst_trooper117

@ Xdra, how can you hate the game!? it was one of the best game to come out in 08!!!! what the is wrong with you!!!! sheesh... you have no taste for gameing............

Xdra
Xdra

@marshin7 I was shocked they would make such a bad game into a movie for crying out loud. its a joke, its going to be as bad as the doom was. Its such a cliche and bad developed story. The only thing I ever liked about the game was upgrading the suit and the perspective of that game was so incredibly frustrating to run a freaking straight line! And I played 3/4 of the game and gave up. Its not worth it!

JoshBGosh
JoshBGosh

I'm sure that the people making this one have learned a lot by watching what audiences really want and need in a movie being translated from a video game. Especially all , or most , or the people who have commented here are the kind that support these movies. So the big studio don't want to screw this one up. If all else fails, we still have the vid-game, huh.

LostCause420
LostCause420

A lot of the people who say Dead Space sucks probably only played the demo if at all. I didn't like the demo at all, but I eventually rented it and loved the entire game.

marshin7
marshin7

cant wait for dead space 2!! and i bet the movie is great too!! @Xdra. if you think dead space is the worst game ever y r u reading news on it?

georgeorjose
georgeorjose

this game is to scary for me :( i saw it once and i got the hebegebes ;)

dalek1907
dalek1907

There going to mess this up like they did with the Resident Evil films.

xp4
xp4

can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

ooNaruto
ooNaruto

Cool that their making a movie based off of one of my most favorite games that i've played. I hope that Dead Space 2 and 3 will feature Isaac as the main character since Isaac's awesomez. :)

Xdra
Xdra

oh my. no no no no no! worst game ever. Bored and cliche just like the movie is going to be

MitchBAM06
MitchBAM06

@Excedra. Lawlz man. Christians will probably be the only people to see this movie because everyone else thinks its a stupid story from a long time ago.

Thewheelman1001
Thewheelman1001

with all of these game movies in the works....one of them is bound to be good.....and if not then hollywood has completely turned into crap

Excedra
Excedra

@sensei_hEnRy Dante's Inferno? You kidding me? Christians wont watch that, and if it comes out, the dudes who makin' it would get sued for heresy or something.

Excedra
Excedra

Right now, Im kinda sick of these Videogame turned movies, but dead space, halo, mgs, killzone, or even crysis are exceptions. (I think Fallout would be a stupid movie.)

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

game into movies, it doesn't always end in a good way. But, i really wish all of that movies (dead space, gears of war, the sims, dante's inferno, and army of two and mass effect) will be end in a good way

SaberStrike
SaberStrike

This game was simply amazing, one of my favorites of last year... PLEASE don't ruin this. I also enjoyed the "anime's" storyline, but am so scared they are going to fly tangent like the RE movies and make stuff up.

cloud121
cloud121

this game was great it was actually dare i say better then RE1 in terms of suspense. i think its going to bring back the famous genre of survival horrors since RE abandoned it after resident evil 4

cparker2510
cparker2510

as opposed to some other game-movies that have recently been announced, this one actually makes sense. ... even though one could argue that the game itself is cinematic enough to create a movie-like experience while pressing the video-game advantages: interaction and immersion.

Tramesyboy
Tramesyboy

@ hipgangsta Quarantine is actually the knockoff of REC... and REC is actually a better and scarier movie, eventhough it is subtitled

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

im looking forward to Uncharted.

Wolfie600
Wolfie600

Not all game based movies have to be cheaply produced (street fighter, Doom) Some producers and movie directors actually have the potential to make a decent and even GOOD movie based on games. Infamous and Dead space movies are in my radar.

hipgangsta
hipgangsta

yeah yeah yeah, I get it. They wanna make as many similair movies to Quarintine, think about it, Record, Dead Space, Survelliance, all of them are knock-offs

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

@ Petruvai I dunno Dead space has a nice setup(as more horror than action film,kinda like Pitch Black ), even Bioshock can have one if done right(take power usage from push, have the story follow elements from the runner and perhaps total recall ) the main plot would be to get out the sub plots would be to save the little sisters tho you find out later you are merely "putting them to sleep gracefully" the other sub plot would be to destroy ryan whos gone mad.. The trouble is you have a bunch of half wits(people like me but with a degree or 2 and who know more grammar than I can chew out of a book) who cater thier skills to appeal to the masses. This means they dumb stuff down. And in doing that(water down the fiction/characters,ect) with watered down scripts makes for a train wreck in waiting. Its like the fighter movies(or RE movies) of the last 2ish years Dead or alive and Chun lee they throw out the fiction and reinvent it which deadens its senses and puts it to sleep then they misconstrue horrible story's,plots,characters because the project is already comatose who cares if they make it into a full fledged zombie...

kytomasi
kytomasi

i just got done eating a bag of cheetos and now my fingers are orange....

Petruvai
Petruvai

I don't know if a movie is a good idea. The ideas were never original enough to stand on their own, it was the playing of it that was fun. Also, an allstar cast would totally ruin this. If they pick relative unknowns that can actually act, then it might have a chance.

AzatiS
AzatiS

I hope for game trilogy more than movie trilogy to be honest. Dead Space was fantastic

sun_rider95
sun_rider95

hope they will make a good cast....they can take the plot and the story from tha game

Kai0nTheMoon
Kai0nTheMoon

I hope they do it right. I really, really, really hope they do it right. =/

EverteMax
EverteMax

why can't hollywood understand, great games =/= good movies? The aspects that make each genre great is DRASTICALLY different...

GC4ever
GC4ever

i think ridley scott or james cameron needs to dircet this dead space fits in alien if anyonew should do this movie its them i dont see wiseman doing a good job......he should stick to vampires

MandoWolf
MandoWolf

No game based movie has ever done good.

mikeyg756
mikeyg756

Leave games alone, you guys are movie makers not game makers. Games as movies do not work becuase movies require interesting characters that need to develop. A game can have a chick in a bakini with a shotgun and can do well. All of these movies will suck and will just leave a huge dent in all of the franchises. Just like what happened to Resident evil and soon to happen to gears.

008Zulu
008Zulu

I don't think movie companies know the score. Gamers don't like movies based around games, we pretty much ignore them, only the regular movie goers see it and all they see is another lame movie.