October 14, 2008

Films That Should Be Made: Dead Space

Like many of the newer video games "Dead Space" seems like it should have been made into a film instead of a game. A lot of the video game scripts lately have been very exciting and somewhat original. It's no wonder why many attempts have been unsuccessful with adapting older video games to films, since a lot of them don't have strong characters or storylines. From the game trailer and animated DVD release it looks as if they were planning on branching this series into a live-action film. It wouldn't be a surprise to see an announcement in the not distant future. It looks great along with the genres of science-fiction mixed with horror which we've seen used in Alien and Event Horizon. The dark tone seems perfect for directors such as Dario Argento who actually has a voice role in the game. Argento has yet to do science-fiction horror and this may be a project he might be offered. Nothing is in place at this moment with no commitment or script. The game for all I know hasn't even been optioned. If they are developing films based on Halo and Gears of War, then a Dead Space film isn't far away.

"Set in the distant future, Dead Space revolves around Isaac Clarke, a space
engineer who works for the Concordance Extraction Corporation (C.E.C), a company
that operates "giant mining ships" throughout the galaxy. His company receives a
distress call from the USG Ishimura, a “Planet Cracker” class ship that destroys
planets in order to extract valuable ore. Assuming that a mechanical failure is the
only problem, Isaac and two other C.E.C employees set out to rendezvous with the
Ishimura. However, they discover that the ship has been overrun by Necromorphs, a
hostile alien race dependent upon necrotic flesh. Separated from his party, Isaac
must survive the Necromorph infestation and battle his way to safety through the Ishimura's various environments."

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