‘Dead Space’ game creator in film adaptation talks

Spin-off movie could be on the cards

The co-creator of the Dead Space video game has discussed the possibility of a live action film spin-off from the series.

Ian Milham said there had been “lots of discussion” about a possible film, but insisted that he would only give the go-ahead if the film wasn’t a cheap cash-in.

He told BBC Newsbeat: “We would love to have a live action film. But one of the reasons Dead Space still exists and is popular is because we’ve made sure to do everything right.”

He added: “So we’re doing the same with the film, not just a cheap cash-in but to do something really worthwhile, so we’ll see.”

The Dead Space franchise is heavily influenced by the Alien film series, and now boasts graphic novels about it plus toys and a soundtrack. An animated film prequel to the game, Dead Space: Downfall, was released in 2008, with a sequel, Dead Space: Aftermath, due out this year.

The latest game in the series, Dead Space 2, was released last Friday (January 28).