EA - Dead Space movie franchise in the works

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li screenwriter to adapt film version of survival horror series.

EA announced that a Dead Space film adaptation and franchise is in the works, according to a San Diego Comic-Con panel about video game adaptations (via Variety).

Would you like to see a Dead Space film written by the guy who did the last Street Fighter film?

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li screenwriter Justin Marks was signed to draft the film adaptation's script, while I Am Legend producer Neal Moritz will co-produce it. Marks said during the panel that the film should not be 100 percent faithful to the game in terms of execution. "You would be making Event Horizon or Alien. I've already seen that movie." He stated that filmmakers should prioritize telling the main character's story in a way designed for the medium.

Previously, director John Carpenter expressed interest in adapting the game franchise. Currently, EA is still working on the script and will find studios to fund for it after it is completed.

Dead Space 3 was out earlier this year. The game was praised for its action and weapons customization, but was criticized for its story and change in tone and atmosphere.

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Dark_Matter1337
Dark_Matter1337

Gimme SAW meets Aliens Meets 28 days/weeks later and youll have something remotely watchable. Great games 1 and 2. 3 ill agree was made because EA wanted money. Just....stop.....please....

vadagar1
vadagar1

just saw the screen writer... this movie is doomed

vadagar1
vadagar1

plz don't do a doom movie bullshit on us

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

when will they learn that video games that turn into movies have always been shit! I mean this Dead Space movie may work if John Carpenter directs it, i mean look at The Thing....the one John Carpenter directed. He knows how to make horrifying and disgustingly awesome creatures, maybe this one will turn out good, but only if J.C. does it.

ChongChong_
ChongChong_

Get John Carpenter to direct. Then I might be interested. 

JustinSaumier
JustinSaumier

Seeing as the first game, and franchise is heavily influenced by "The Thing", if they're going to make a film of Dead Space, John Carpenter would be an amazing choice for the directing role! His style, mood, music, atmosphere and etc. !

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

they killed the serie for money. and now this..

i fucking hate ea - ubisoft

tightwad34
tightwad34

Good thing I don't get my hopes too high or too low. I probably won't see this unless my friend gets it. Whatever, just a big old meh for me.

etryus
etryus

Sometimes I wonder if they do it on purpose, I mean to shoot a bullet in their own foot...

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

Screenwriter for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 

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Screenwriter for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li 

OMFG

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

REALLY guys? Seriously? This is a joke right? Right?



 

Hurvl
Hurvl

Street Fighter: I Am Legend of Chun-Li, that combo of screenwriter and producer is not reassuring, but the hardest part, it seems to me, is making it scary. Putting someone in the boots of a character and being attacked personally isn't as scary as seeing someone get attacked in a movie. That's especially true if you don't care about the person getting attacked.

Ziloron
Ziloron

..... You're going to let the writer for the worst Street Fighter movie in existence write on one of the best game franchises ever created? Makes sense, Hollywood. I'm a writer, and I guarantee I could do a better script in two hours than this dude can in a year. Anyway, I'm out.

wexorian
wexorian

At least hide Screenwriter identity ................. FAIL

HKILLER88888
HKILLER88888

ahhh  fuck this!I'm sticking to the animations! they are fucking good and they are relevant to the games too!the 1st animation (Down Fall) would show what was going on before Dead Space 1 and the 2nd one(After Math) would show what was going on between Dead Space 1 and 2!now this will be hilarious most probably it would have absolutely nothing to do with any of the games and it would be garbage just like Resident Evil Movies.

noandno
noandno

I was almost threw a party until I read "Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li"

Paul9Rhymes
Paul9Rhymes

Oh No! I was afraid of that! I like horror games & movies, but this news, is beyond horror. I feel this movie will be fuck't up hard, but not with the gore in it, but by the screenwriter.

SantosoRulez
SantosoRulez

I was hoping a horror Dead Space movie, not action/fighting Dead Space movie :|

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

YAY! So what you're saying is they could've just killed themselves and this would've somehow been a more productive project?

TruthSerum808
TruthSerum808

"The Legend of Chun-Li screenwriter" 

Stopped reading right there. 

dubel_07
dubel_07

I love Dead Space to death (and probably after) but this news make me NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.........................................

jon_bone
jon_bone

Why does every game seem to be getting a movie?

DarkE0n
DarkE0n

"Marks said during the panel that the film should not be 100 percent faithful to the game in terms of execution. 'You would be making Event Horizon or Alien. I've already seen that movie.'"

Yeah, probably enough reason not to make this movie in the first place. If you don't follow the original story, then you're just going to piss off the fanbase that you're hoping will pay for the tickets. If you do, then you're just doing something that's been done to death. He's probably no better than Paul W.S. Anderson, but he definitely can't hold a candle to Ridley Scott. Skip making this movie entirely.

suture
suture

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li screenwriter? oh crap... i was kinda hoping to see a decent movie.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

The guy who wrote the last Street Fighter flick? NO! Are you Nucking Futs?!

LAboy06
LAboy06

Oh cool! 

*sees screenwriter*

Oh shit...

DarthLod
DarthLod

EA and Franchise = Milk to death with low quality.

AlwaysRunning
AlwaysRunning

Legend of Chun-Li writer? Hahahahahahahaha 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Film franchise?  Don't kid yourself EA.  After the first movie flops no one will make another.

Shadowsault
Shadowsault

Yay, don't forget to drastically change the story, alter the characters and add in new ones which weren't even in the game, and show as few Necromorphs as possible. Can't make a good video game based movie if you don't do it like that...

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Didn't John Carpenter actually say "let me make a Dead Space movie"?

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

So many dollars will be spent and so much space will be wasted to shoot this atrocity. So much wasted space. Dead space. *Puts on sunglasses* YEEEAAAAAHHHHH

nazart81
nazart81

you got to be fucking kidding. Hire me!! I'll write a better script!!

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

John Carpenter... Is it that hard for them to think with just a little sense?

SY_shoot
SY_shoot

somebody, please, system shock 3, enough of dead space, first one was enough

SeiKN
SeiKN

So... It looks like someone thought that a Street Fighter with Zombies would be a BlockBuster !!!

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

You will need to pay extra to see the ending...

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Ziloron The worst Street Fighter movie in existence? What good one's are there, and how many have been made besides the only other I know about?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@HKILLER88888 I like the Resident Evil movies, but they're mostly brainless action movies, which isn't what fans see Resident Evil as.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@jon_bone The movie industry is running out of ideas so they're remaking 80's movies, doing sequels and making games into movies. Meanwhile, the video games industry is running out of ideas, so they're doing HD remakes, doing sequels and wanting to make games more cinematic. It's fascinatingly odd how they're copying each other and wanting to be each other.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@CUDGEdave Im just wondering here and this is just me.. But which of EA's things is it you have to pay EXTRA to see the ending in?

Kisalon
Kisalon

@Alverez @Kisalon @CUDGEdave That may be but that game DID have an ending it might not have been the one people WANTED but it was an ending.. and the extended ending people got in the end was Free of Charge... so im still waitting for the "Where did we have to pay for an ending?"