Elements of EA's Redwood Shores studio, now known as Visceral Games, played a key role in Electronic Arts' move to introduce an increased number of new properties with the production and release of 2008's sci-fi horror game Dead Space
The game was successful enough to warrant two follow-ups (one of these may be the upcoming Dead Space: Extraction
for Wii) and a feature film that will be directed by Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso, Variety reports
. The site also said EA will produce the movie alongside Temple Hill's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
EA said in July 2008 that it signed on with major Hollywood talent agency UTA as part of an effort to bring more of its games to the silver screen. Dead Space
is the fifth game for which EA currently has movie tie-in aspirations. Other movies based on EA games include The Sims
, Army of Two
, Mass Effect
, and Dante's Inferno
is a third-person sci-fi survival horror game in the vein of Resident Evil 4
. The game, set in space in the 26th century, revolves around the story of an interstellar ship engineer who encounters vicious mutated humanoids.
The reported sequels will not involve Visceral Games figurehead Glen Schofield, who recently left the studio
for a new Activision project, along with former Visceral COO Michael Condrey.