John Carpenter denies Dead Space movie rumors

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Horror movie director John Carpenter has unequivocally denied any involvement in a Dead Space movie in a new interview.

John Carpenter is largely known for his work in the late 70s and early 80s with cult classics like Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis and The Thing starring Kurt Russell.

Carpenter’s last directorial work was his 2010 film The Ward. In the years since he’s been credited as a composer for films such as the 2018 revival of the Halloween franchise.

When asked about a possible movie based off of the 2008 video game Dead Space, he flat out denied any involvement.

“No, no, no. I can’t believe how that spread. I’m a big video game fan, so I played all the games,” Carpenter said to Variety. “I was down looking at the new digital cameras, the RED, and happened to mention to them that I would love to do a ‘Dead Space’ film.”

He added, “That just went around, and everybody said, ‘Oh, when are you gonna do it?’ I’m not gonna do it. I think they already have another director involved. And they haven’t asked me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn’t do it. But there’s a new version of the ‘Dead Space’ video game coming out in January, and I’m there.

So while John Carpenter remains a fan of the game series (along with being opinionated on some other franchises) it seems that he hasn’t been tapped to work on a Dead Space film. But who knows? That could change one day.

A remake of Dead Space is set to launch on January 27th, 2023 across Windows PC (via a SteamEpic Games Store, and Origin), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.



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