EA and Motive’s Dead Space remake may not be the only project in the sci-fi horror franchise that’s on the horizon. Speaking in a new interview with Variety about how he “isn’t done raising hell in Hollywood,” John Carpenter, the legendary director behind Halloween, The Thing, and many other classics, implied that a Dead Space movie is currently in development. Carpenter previously expressed that he’d be interested in directing the film but clarified that he isn’t the one behind it.
From a Variety interview:
You’ve spoken recently about directing a “Dead Space” movie. Is there any movement on that?
No, no, no. I can’t believe how that spread. I’m a big video game fan, so I played all the games. 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?” I’m not gonna do it. I think they already have another director involved. And they haven’t asked me to do it. So until someone asks me, I wouldn’t do it. But there’s a new version of the “Dead Space” video game coming out in January, and I’m there.
Elsewhere in the interview, Carpenter is asked about the new Escape from New York film, which he claims to know nothing about. According to Variety, the movie is being developed by the team behind the new Scream movie that released last year. Carpenter mentioned that the last thing he heard was that Snake Plissken would now be a woman.