Visceral hints at Dead Space movie
- Posted January 29th, 2011 at 09:53 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 10 Comments
Dead Space co-creator Ian Milham’s let slip that developer Visceral Games has discussed the possibility of a live-action adaptation of the sci-fi horror franchise.
Speaking during an interview with the BBC, Milham revealed the studio would “love” to see the critically acclaimed series make the transition to the silver screen.
"We would love to have a live action film and we've had a lot of discussion," he commented.
A fully-fledged Dead Space flick is perfectly conceivable – the series has already seen a number of anime spin-offs, including Dead Space: Downfall (2008) and Dead Space: Aftermath (2011).
Fortunately, Milham’s pledged that if a movie version of Isaac Clarke’s blood-filled adventures were to materialise, it wouldn’t just be a “cheap cash-in.”
"One of the reasons Dead Space still exists and is popular is because we've made sure to do everything right," he added.
"So we're doing the same with the film, not just a cheap cash-in but to do something really worthwhile, so we'll see."
Stay tuned for PSU's review of Dead Space 2 next week.
- 8:48am EST - January 29th, 2011
No. This will be infinitely better than the cheap Uncharted movie cash-in - which I will forever despise for even being conceived - therefore making this undeniably more desirable, but I'd still rather have neither.
- 11:03am EST - January 29th, 2011
this would be great get that director that done event horizion to do it :P
- 12:07pm EST - January 29th, 2011
@2 Event Horizion was okay at best. Very cheesy and factually incorrect (involving physics of space) so if they HAVE to do a Dead Space movie (which I hope they don't) the director of Event Horizion should NOT do it.
- 3:17pm EST - January 29th, 2011
There is no need for a Dead Space movie, in my opinion. I like to experience the story through the games themselves. I also did like the motion comics and animated movies to give more back story for the Dead Space universe, but even those really don't stand too well on their own. Every movie based on a video game that has come out of Hollywood has always dissapointed. Since the co-creator said it wouldn't be another cheap cash-in, it certainly could be good if they did it right. The track record for these types of movies isn't very good though, so I have my doubts.
- 3:41pm EST - January 29th, 2011
Why am I not surprised by this. It's actually kind of funny that Hollywood now has to rely on the video game industry for creative inspiration. But what's not so funny is when they make a great game into a bad movie. Giving the gaming industry a bad rep. because movie goers are dumb enough to judge a game (a game that they have never, and will never play) soley based off of a movie. They immediately think that the game was bad as well. I hope the Uncharted movie never happens. And if it does, it better be done right. Same thing with Dead Space.
All in all, I'd say that Hollywood is just jealous of the video game industry stealing their thunder a little bit. Often people say that you need to read the book first before you see the movie. Well I say you better play the video game before you see the movie. Video game movie adaptions are just for lazy people who just want sit and watch something without having to control anything.
- 3:45pm EST - January 29th, 2011
they really looking to cash in on this game. there like 3 cartoons, now they looking at a movie. Bring it on.
- 4:13pm EST - January 29th, 2011
the way i see it is most movies based on games aren't part of the games continuity. as long as whoever makes this movie makes it as a part of the already established dead space universe and not a completely seperate one or even god just remake the games <shudders at though> it would be a good movie
- 7:33am EST - January 30th, 2011
Regardless, Hollywood should stop stealing our incredible IPs because they lack the creative inspiration of videogame developers. If they really want to make films to the same quality and ingenuity of games, they should hire developers as scriptwriters and fire the people that are currently failing to do so for them.
- 2:15am EST - January 31st, 2011
Dead space is not a bad idea for a movie. They should get the guy that did The Descent. The Descent is the only good scary movie I have seen in the last 10 years or so.
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- 6:28pm EST - January 31st, 2011
i'lll go see a dead space movie before uncharted, they should make it way scarrier than the video game though
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