D.J. Caruso to Direct Dead Space Game Adaptation

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Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso may have been developing an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man, but according to new reports it looks like he’ll be taking on EA’s Dead Space first.

According to Variety, Caruso has signed on to direct the adaptation that will be produced by EA and Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, two guys who served as producers on Twilight and have been working on the Len Wiseman-directed Gears of War adaptation.

Dead Space is set in the 26th century in deep space, where and engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus.

So let me get this straight – it’s zombies in space. Sounds a little like a mix between Event Horizon and the upcoming Pandorum – or hundreds of other “we found this empty spacecraft, lets check it out” movies that I’ve seen throughout the years. Having never played Dead Space, it’s hard to say what might be different here. All we can hope for is some wicked action and somewhat compelling characters.

Fingers crossed for a solid video game adaptation, as D.J. Caruso isn’t a terrible director. His work on Disturbia was solid, as was his delivery of the action sequences in Eagle Eye. I would prefer to see him tackle Y: The Last Man, but I guess this will do.