After the monumental success of the video game Dead Space, Electronic Arts (EA) wanted to expand on the franchise in other mediums.  The tapped PaperFilms for Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti to pen the screenplay for the Dead Space: Downfall animated movie in 2008.  This film was a full, feature length movie that has grossed close to $2 million dollars after release, an amazing factor for an animated movie from a video game franchise.