DJ Caruso Helms “Dead Space” Film

D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) is attached to direct the sci-fi/horror video game adaptation “Dead Space” reports Variety.

Game manufacturer Electronic Arts is developing the property and considering takes from prospective screenwriters. Once a scribe is set and the details worked out, the property will be auctioned off to studios sometime in September.

Dead Space is set in the 26th century in deep space, where an engineer who responds to a distress signal from a mining ship finds the vessel infested with monstrous creatures called Necromorphs. The creatures are human corpses, reanimated by an alien virus.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce.