CHALLENGE: PITCH A FILM MORE GENERIC THAN THIS

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07.27.09 31 Comments

Electronic Arts is teaming up with director D.J. Caruso to adapt their video game, Dead Space into a movie.  D.J. Caruso last did Eagle Eye and if you need an idea how crappy that was, just watch the alternate ending after the jump.  Here’s the game synopsis. 

“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. [Variety]

It’s just Event Horizon with a reductive explanation for the plot. And that explanation is “GRR, ZOMBIE VIRUS!”  In space, no one can hear you make derisive fart noises with your mouth.

UPDATE: This comment was too good not to include. RoboPanda says: “I accept your challenge. A headstrong, hot (but not too hot) 30-something career woman gets cheated on by her hot boyfriend and realizes she’s been in love with her hot coworker with whom she’s had an unexplained rivalry throughout the first two acts. Also, they’re all zombies. 40 Dresses Later in theaters this Secretary’s Day.”

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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