Given the similarity of the necromorphs to his original Thing, this would just be The Thing in space. And while Carpenter's version is one of my favourite films, what made it great was the tension and paranoia. That just wouldn't be present in a Dead Space flick;
"Hey best buddy, are you secretly a necromorph looking to kill us all?"
> "Do I look like have massive tentacles extending from my face?"
> "Well then."