Carpenter likes Dead Space for film
John Carpenter is sixty-five, he's a great horror director and has created some films that have captured by imagination and stay with me to this day, and he plays videogames. Is he the coolest guy about?
He's been talking about some of his favourite videogames and revealed that he has a desire to make a film version of Dead Space.
John Carpenter has directed some films that I've loved, and still do, films that have become cult films and some that have gone unnoticed, films like Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Fog, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Assault on Precinct 13, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Dark Star, Big Trouble in Little China, and more. Of course there are films that he's made that haven't been so well accepted but can't we forgive him for those considering what he has given us?
Speaking about his fondness for games he revealed through GameInformer and Eurogamer that he played videogames when his son was growing up and got him hooked on them and he recently tweeted that he thought Dead Space 3 was the…
"…the first great game of 2013. Awesome!"
He then went further later on and tweeted that he would want to direct Dead Space into a film.
"I would love to direct DEAD SPACE."
Something he confirmed in an interview with GameInformer through Eurogamer:
"I would love to make Dead Space…I'll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made…
…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."
That does sound like Event Horizon to me which is an excellent horror film, but then I don't know what Dead Space is like and maybe it is like Event Horizon, although I'd say with more monsters judging from the shots I've seen.
Would Carpenter get a chance to make the film? Well a lot of films and roles in Hollywood these days kick off from self-promotion which sparks an idea in someone's mind, someone with the money or the finger on a green button.
Maybe it could happen, maybe Carpenter has another great horror film left in him, but is Dead Space the one? I'm not so sure.