Project serves as prequel to horror sci-fi game

Everybody’s familiar with the movie based on a hit videogame, but not so much the movie based on the videogame that hasn’t come out yet.

Starz Media is taking that bet, however. It’s pacted with Electronic Arts to produce an animated prequel to its new horror sci-fi game “Dead Space,” which comes out in October. The film is expected to debut on TV in October, then hit homevideo when the game is released.

“The whole thing will come out like a big ‘Dead Space’ event,” says Scott Greenberg, prexy of Starz-owned Film Roman, which is producing the pic.

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