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Legendary horror director John Carpenter is teaming with Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive to make a first-person shooter.
John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando is a co-operative FPS in which players have to destroy the Sludge God, an evil creature which can turn people into zombies.
In a statement, Carpenter said: “It’s exciting to be collaborating on a new video game with Focus and Saber.
“Look, I really like shooting zombies. They keep telling me that they’re called ’the infected.’ Please. They’re ghouls, dude. They blow up real good and there are a ton of them. People are going to love this game.
Saber Interactive chief creative officer Tim Willits added: “We’re excited to partner with our friends at Focus again and thrilled to collaborate with the legendary John Carpenter on this project.
“His unique vision, unparalleled expertise in storytelling, and ability to create immersive atmospheres have helped us to elevate this all-new, 80s-inspired experience to the next level.
“His works have been an inspiration for years and it’s an honor to work alongside him to deliver a truly unforgettable adventure.”
John Carpenter has expressed his love for video games in numerous interviews.
Last October, the famed director of Halloween, The Thing and The Fog was asked about if he’d ever thought of adapting a game.
“The only one I can think of, and I’ve mentioned it before, is Dead Space,” he told The A.V. Club. “That would make a real great movie. I could do that.”