Forget that Dead Space animated film. Please. Instead, let's all try and be optimistic about a Dead Space live action film, which EA are about to auction off to movie studios.
Dead Space: The Real Movie (our name, not theirs) is set to be a joint production between EA and Temple Hill producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Gears of War). According to a report on Variety, Bowen & Godfrey are currently looking at writers for the film; once they settle on one, and EA are happy with the "creative direction", the project will be shipped off to whichever studio wants to pay EA the most money.
Director D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Y: The Last Man) is already attached, and while this is far from a done deal at the moment (there's a long way to go before cameras start rolling), with that kind of talent signed up it sure seems likely that we'll see a Dead Space flick in a few year's time.
Dead Space with less running in the dark and more chatting? And big-screen dismemberment? Yeah, it could work.
D.J. Caruso to direct 'Dead Space' [Variety]