In a somewhat rare occurrence, a high profile filmmaker has stated his interest in directing a game to film adaptation and the whole thing makes sense.
John Carpenter, director of horror classics Halloween and The Thing, has voiced his appreciation for the Dead Space series, and mentions how he would love to direct a film based on it.
“You know it’s great,” he explained. “The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that.
“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.”
Carpenter has been involved with video games in the past and is a proponent of video games being an art form. He goes on to comment on how another game, this time based on a horror/action franchise, didn’t work out so well. When commenting on marketing regarding the recent Aliens: Colonial Marines, Carpenter said: “They’re trying to get you to buy the game, which I stupidly did.”