It was just a week ago when we first heard that D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) had been attached to direct a live action film version of the popular video game Dead Space, and today we got a few more details.
The update comes courtesy of the MTV Movies Blog, who recently interviewed Caruso on the set of his upcoming sci-fi thriller I Am Number Four. According to Caruso, “We’ve got a really good sort of storyline. It’s almost a prequel, sort of, to where the game picks up.”
Unfortunately, other obligations (such as Caruso’s I Am Number Four and producer Wyck Godfrey’s Twilight Saga continuation) have scattered the assembled team in different directions, but according to D.J., “We’re gonna get back and talk about it [once everyone’s time frees up].”
They don’t have a writer yet but have heard a few different pitches and expect a screenplay within a few months of reconvening. And there are other obstacles. Caruso explains, “It’s one of those things where the storytelling of it and trying to get into the prequel [is a challenge]. You have have the whole sort of brainwash-y/Scientology thing and ultimately the Necromorphs. It’s interesting to try to get the major studios to understand that this [isn’t ‘Event Horizon.’] So you’ve got to sort of steer their brain out of that.”
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