Dead Space Feature Targets Caruso

EA’s Dead Space is most recent video game to score a deal for a motion picture.

The sci-fi and horror project has D.J. Caruso of Eagle Eye attached to direct. The game recently spawned a direct-to-DVD anime-style feature titled Dead Space: Downfall.

Caruso and EA, which is producing the movie with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill, are listening to pitches from screenwriters and plan to take the project out to the studios once they find a take they like, reports Variety.

The game is set in deep space during the 26th century, following an engineer who must fight off corpses reanimated by an alien virus.

The game launched last year and EA is working on making it a trilogy.