paidContent - EA's UTA Deal Nets Its Latest Catch: A Dead Space Movie

This story was written by Tameka Kee.
Electronic Arts (NSDQ: ERTS) has two sequels to its Dead Space survival thriller in the works, and now there’s a feature film coming down the pike, too. It’s EA’s fifth game to make its way into the back rooms of Hollywood, fruit of the representation deal it signed with talent agency UTA roughly a year ago.

The film hasn’t yet been picked up by a studio, but EA will maintain some creative control—which is a good thing—since the company successfully crafted comics and an animated film to help launch the Dead Space game last year. Disturbia alum D.J. Caruso will direct, and EA will produce with Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (they most recently produced Twilight), per Variety.

This follows news that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi signed on to direct Activision’s long-rumored World of Warcraft movie. Activision (NSDQ: ATVI) CEO Bobby Kotick has expressed interest in launching a tour and TV show around Guitar Hero; we’ll see if the company follows EA’s footsteps and signs a rep deal with an agency like UTA to get those projects off the ground.


By Tameka Kee