"EA launched the game in 2008 and is working on the second and third installments." This is the line from Variety's piece on the Dead Space film that got tongues wagging as to whether or not Electronic Arts is indeed concurrently developing parts 2 and 3.
The article was centered on the sci-fi/horror film adaptation of the video game, confirmed to be directed by D.J. Caruso of Eagle Eye fame. According to the report, the production is now in the process of selecting from among prospective screenwriters, after which they will auction the property to studios for backing. If all goes well according plan, the film may be off pitching and scouting for a publisher by September.
But let's go back to that intriguing line above. Is EA doing installments 2 and 3? At the Comic-Con, the most that the Dead Space team would allow themselves to admit is that a Dead Space 2 reveal isn't necessarily a long shot. But still:
The only Dead Space game announced and in development at this time is Dead Space: Extraction.
They do like that "for now" spiel quite a bit as of late, don't you think. That's also what they said when asked if Extraction was to remain a Wii exclusive.
So the question remains, and it looks like it will stay that way, at least until EA decides the time is ripe to announce more Dead Space titles. For now, folks can keep speculating, and the film production team can continue on with the flick's development.
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