UPDATE: STREET FIGHTER's Justin Marks Penning Latest Draft Of DEAD SPACE For EA
It's been so long since we last heard anything about Dead Space being brought to the big screen, you'd be forgiven for thinking the project was completely dead. Well, EA have today confirmed that the project is still moving ahead, naming a screenwriter and much more. Check it out!
Dead Space is still alive! At the San Diego Comic-Con today, EA's Pat O'Brien confirmed that the video game developers are taking an active role in the production of the adaptation (similar to what Ubisoft are doing with the likes of Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell), before revealing that they have hired Justin Marks (Hack/Slash) to pen the latest draft of the screenplay. "We decided we have to pitch the projects as scripts," O'Brien said of EA's decision to oversee any future movies based on their video games. "EA was batting 0 for 5 before we began funding scripts. We’ve had our knocks in the studio system." However, those of you thinking that this guarantees a faithful adaptation may be disappointed to learn that they're planning on taking it in a slightly different direction as the action and tone is a little too similar to some other well know sci-fi horror movies. "You would be making ‘Event Horizon’ or ‘Alien'. I’ve already seen that movie."
UPDATE: Variety have now updated their report, stating that Mark helped developed the story for the original draft and that Europa Report's Philip Gelatt wrote a version that EA will develop with another screenwriter.
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