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John Carpenter suggests Dead Space movie in development

"I think they already have another director involved."

Legendary film director John Carpenter has suggested that a Dead Space movie project is currently in development.

The Halloween helmer has previously spoken of his interest in making a Dead Space film - and has now said that a project to get the survival horror franchise on the big screen is now in progress, albeit not with him attached.

"I'm a big video game fan, so I played all the games," Carpenter told 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. That just went around, and everybody said, 'Oh, when are you gonna do it?'"

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"I think they already have another director involved," Carpenter continued. "And they haven't asked me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn't do it."

To date, Dead Space publisher EA has not mentioned any official plans for a film version of the franchise. We've asked for comment.

Regardless of Dead Space's movie prospects, the franchise's resurrection with a remake of its initial entry is now just a couple of weeks away - and Carpenter's excited about that, too.

"There's a new version of the Dead Space video game coming out in January, and I'm there," he said.