By Margaret Lyons
Updated July 27, 2009 at 04:44 PM EDT

D. J. Caruso has been tapped to direct Dead Space, a sci-fi horror film based on the popular video game about an alien virus that reanimates human corpses. “The producers, EA and Caruso have been listening to takes from prospective screenwriters, and once they set a writer and EA signs off on a creative direction, they will auction the property to studios. That will likely happen in early September, ” according to Variety. Caruso’s previous work includes Disturbia and Eagle Eye.