Known for his love of video games, Carpenter is confident that EA’s ‘survival horror’ would be well adapted to a movie.
Film director John Carpenter, in addition to participating in some horror and science fiction classics such as The Thing , Halloween , 1997: Rescue in New York , Heist in Little China or They Live , is a well-known gamer who regularly talks about his favorite titles. He is a fan of Sonic , Fallout , and action games like Destiny 2 , Borderlands 3 , and Halo . So when the question appears, he does not hesitate to answer which video game he would like to bring to the big screen, his choice is Dead Space , the EA survival horror that is soon getting a remake.
In an AVClub interview about his recent work on the soundtrack for director David Gordon’s Halloween Ends the conversation inevitably turns to games. In discussing his favorite classics he cites Jak & Daxter . “Remember? I love that game. Especially the first one,” says Carpenter. That leads to talk about Naughty Dog, The Last of Us saga – he has a game in The Last of Us Part II that he has not been able to complete – and the HBO series adaptation, which he was unaware of. ” Are you kidding me? It’s amazing, amazing . ” His reaction to knowing that Craig Mazin, responsible for the Chernobyl series, is behind it , replies that “oh wow,It was great.”
Have you wanted to adapt a game? Carpenter replies, “The only one I can think of, and I’ve mentioned before, is Dead Space . It would be a really good movie, I could do it . ” He enjoyed the entire saga, “even the last one, the action one that no one else liked.”