From this article:
The long-in-stasis Dead Space movie is still happening. In an effort to push the franchise through the gears of Hollywood, the publisher has secured a writer to help pen the script. The scariest part of the news? EA has tapped Justin Marks, writer of the critically lambasted Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Marks said that the film adaptation shouldn't replicate the action of the game, Variety reports. "You would be making Event Horizon or Alien," he said. "I've already seen that movie."
Instead, Marks hopes to tell the story in a way that's "new and intriguing."
If that's who's writing it, ugh not good. I guess we can hope it turns out decent or better, but I'd rather have a writer who has better titles under his or her belt.
Shouldn't replicate the action of the game Marks? Yes... yes it should. Or be close. It at least better have the feel of Dead Space and have similar story aspects. As we know countless horrible movies have spawned from games. Dead Space is too good to have a horrible movie made off of it.
And don't try a teen love drama and have the movie filled with butterflies and kittens, Marks. We need Dead Space.