The Bioshock Movie Is Still A Thing That’s Happening
Irrational Games, developer behind the original Bioshock and the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, has come out to say that they’re “still focusing” on a Bioshock feature-film, regardless of the fact that it has been bounced back and forth relentlessly.
“It’s always about the stars aligning. We’re still focusing on it, but it hasn’t consumed us so much,” said Ken Levine, Creative Director on Bioshock Infinite over at Irrational.
“The thing with Gore [Verbinski] didn’t work out. But there’s no such thing as ‘it’s finished’ when it comes to making a movie out of something.”
The movie itself hasn’t been brought up in the media since March, when previous director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo walked out on the project. He’s been quoted saying that “the video game company” had to come to “some kind of an agreement about the budget and the rating”.
Verbinski on the other hand, had been pushing for scarier adaptation of the game, but no studio seemed interested in it.
“I wasn’t really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version, because the R rating is inherent,” Verbinski said in February of last year. “Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing – I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you’re still shivering and going, ‘Jesus Christ!’”
You can check out the full interview in Edge Magazine now.
Regardless of who’s directing it, I can actually see Bioshock making a greater film than something like Halo. While many will be inclined to disagree, I would think the scope and story of a Bioshock would be much easier to tell on the silver screen than something with a universe as wide-spread as Halo.
What do you guys think?
[via Video Gamer]