Dead Space movie will fill gap between comic book and game
Starz Media and Electronic Arts (EA) have joined forces to create a full-length animated movie prequel based on Dead Space, EA’s space horror computer game.
Downfall picks up the plot where the original comic-book series ends and leads up to the Dead Space game.
“This is a completely new departure for EA,” said Glen Schofield, the game developer’s vice-president and executive producer.
“First and foremost we are a creative company that makes games. When we devised the story for Dead Space we quickly realised that the story we had created was far bigger than could be encapsulated in a game.
“We wanted to give Dead Space fans a more dynamic, quality interpretation of the background story than simply stating it on a website.”
William Myers, president and chief operating officer of Starz Entertainment, said:. “We are really excited to be working with the premier game developer in the world to bring a quality production to the international marketplace.”
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