John Carpenter shoots down Dead Space movie rumors

John Carpenter is a huge fan of EA’s Dead Space franchise. The legendary creator of the Halloween franchise has often spoken about his passion for the series, and he’s even expressed an interest in making a movie based on the horror game. However, it seems that his previous comments have confused some outlets. While we haven’t seen any rumors of Carpenter directing a Dead Space movie, it looks like he has! In a new interview with VarietyCarpenter was asked about that, and he quickly shot down all possible rumors.

“No, no, no. I can’t believe how that spread. I’m a big fan of video games, so I’ve played all the games. I was looking at the new digital cameras, the RED, and happened to say to them that I like want to make a ‘Dead Space’ movie,” Carpenter told Variety. “That just went around and everyone was like, ‘Oh, when are you going to do it?’ I’m not going to do it. I think they already have another director involved. And they didn’t ask me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn’t do it. But there’s a new version of the’ Dead’. The video game Space comes out in January and I’ll be there.”

Carpenter makes it pretty clear he won’t be involved in a Dead Space movie, but he’s probably mistaken about another director’s involvement; after all, at the time of writing, no Dead Space movie has been announced yet! It’s possible that Carpenter knows something we don’t, but with the sheer number of video game adaptations that keep getting announced, it seems like something we’d at least have heard of.

All this news is sure to shock Dead Space fans, but as Carpenter points out, there’s the Empty space remake to look forward to. The game will be released on January 27 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Readers interested in learning more can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.

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