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‘Dead Space’ movie in the works

Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 4, 2009

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Andrew Laughlin – DigitalSpy.com

Electronic Arts has revealed that it plans to bring survival horror series Dead Space to the big screen.

GoreMaster Makeup Effects ManualAccording to Variety, Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso is to helm the science fiction movie, although a writer has yet to be attached.

Once the script is completed, EA intends to offer the property up for bidding from the major studios, potentially as early as this September.

The games developer will oversee the project with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey from production vehicle Temple Hill, which is also currently working on the Gears Of War film with Epic Games.

This marks the fifth EA title to be transferred into development as a movie, alongside Mass Effect, The Sims, Army Of Two and Dante’s Inferno, with the latter two already being snapped up by Universal Pictures.

Released in October last year, the first Dead Space game saw players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, who must struggle for survival on a deep-space mining ship that is overrun with alien creatures called Necromorphs.

The publisher is currently developing prequel Dead Space: Extraction for the Wii, while a third installment in the franchise is also rumored to be on the way.

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