In a story from Variety Electronic Arts is turning the popular video game Dead Space in to a feature film with D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) directing.

Currently, EA and Caruso are listening to pitches from potential screenwriters. The plan is to get a writer on board, figure out the creative nature of the film, and then auction the package to a willing studio. The is slated to happen in September.

Dead Space takes place in deep space in the 26th century. An engineer gets a distress signal from a mining ship and while responding to it comes across "monstrous creatures called Necromorphs." As you can guess things only get worse from there.

EA brought out Dead Space in 2008 and is presently putting together second and third installments.