EA's solid work in successfully bringing new games IP Dead Space to the market last year tastes that bit sweeter for the US publisher today with news that the franchise is to be spun-off into a Hollywood movie.
Variety reports that D.J. Caruso has been drafted in to direct the sci-fi horror flick, with EA co-producing it with Temple Hill partner Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
Temple Hill is also producing the currently in the works Gears of War movie.
Dead Space becomes the fifth EA property preparing to receive the Holly treatment, following in the footsteps of Army of Two, Mass Effect, The Sims and the still unreleased Dante's Inferno.
Variety's report also claims that a third instalment to the video games series is in the works.