DJ Caruso directing a Dead Space film

Variety is reporting that Eagle Eye and Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is attached to direct a feature film adaptation of the 2008 sci-fi horror video game Dead Space. Not being a gamer, I didn’t know anything about this, but it’s described as being about “an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus.”

While Variety logline makes it sound a bit like Event Horizon (or Alien) meets 28 Days Later, but the game trailer (below) reveals something much different, and a bit more gross (but in a cool way). I think Caruso is a solid genre director who hasn’t gotten much in the way of scripts yet, so hopefully this will let him really cut loose. The producers and Caruso are currently looking for screenwriters, so this could be a while off. (Buried in the article is news that Caruso is also developing a Gary Witta drama called Defender for Dreamworks, which I can’t find a thing about.)

I hope they use some Sigur Rós in the film’s soundtrack. Sigur Rós makes everything better.

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 13:36 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Chan Wen.
    on 2009-07-27 at 22:51
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    As long as it does not have Shia Lebouf playing Isaac Clarke (the main character/engineer), I am perfectly fine with this.

  2. Written by vaderwalks
    on 2009-07-28 at 00:32
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    What I love most about the game is how incredibly cinematic the whole thing is. That whole trailer? All gameplay. It's so streamlined and so immersive, there were several times where I failed to realize that I was supposed to be playing the game instead of being so absorbed by what I thought was an in-game cutscene.

    If Caruso can capture how creepy, beautiful, intriguing and God-damned immersive the game was, then I'm totaly on board, because Dead Space is exactly what any good Sci-Fi/Horror movie should be, and I've been waiting for the movie ever since I finished the game.

  3. Written by Chan Wen.
    on 2009-07-28 at 02:51
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    As long as it does not have Shia Lebouf playing Isaac Clarke (the main character/engineer), I am perfectly fine with this.

  4. Written by vaderwalks
    on 2009-07-28 at 04:32
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    What I love most about the game is how incredibly cinematic the whole thing is. That whole trailer? All gameplay. It's so streamlined and so immersive, there were several times where I failed to realize that I was supposed to be playing the game instead of being so absorbed by what I thought was an in-game cutscene.

    If Caruso can capture how creepy, beautiful, intriguing and God-damned immersive the game was, then I'm totaly on board, because Dead Space is exactly what any good Sci-Fi/Horror movie should be, and I've been waiting for the movie ever since I finished the game.

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