got a chance to chat with I Am Number Four
director D.J. Caruso
, who talked with the network about his developing Electronic Arts video game adaptation Dead Space
. The project has been on again, off again for a while now (which led the filmmaker to take on Number Four
), but he claims that there are some positive updates. Read on:"The cool thing about 'Dead Space' is we've had a few offers to set it up. Once I started ('I Am Number Four') and (producer) Wyck Godfrey and all those other guys got really busy on the 'Twilight' movies because they're kicking butt over there, so we're gonna get back and talk about it ) once everyone's time frees up)"
, said Caruso.
He went on to talk about the development of the project, mentioning that it will be a prequel - of sorts- to the best-selling game: "We've tried to crack the story a few different ways, so I know when we get back we're going to get into it and I feel like we'll have a screenplay in a few months. It'll hopefully be ready to go,"
and added, "It's one of those things where the storytelling of it and trying to get into the prequel [is a challenge]... You have have the whole sort of brainwash-y/Scientology thing and ultimately the Necromorphs."
Caruso's next film, I Am Number Four
, is scheduled to hit theaters in February 2011.