Bioshock Film Director Leaves, Project Officially On Hold
We can hear the die-hard fans now: "Well, that's okay...either get it right or don't do it at all."
A Bioshock movie is in the works, but the process continues to run into issues. The latest, according to Indie Wire, is that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is now off the project and working on other things.
"To be honest, by now, I'm completely out of that and developing other stuff. Right now it's on hold. The studio and the video game company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating."
Originally, the movie was to have "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski as the director, but Fresnadillo ("28 Days Later," "Intact") took the role when Verbinski switched to a producer position. But things just haven't gone smoothly, as the first attempt saw the budget rise to $160 million, and then, when the budget would only be approved for a PG-13 rating, Verbinski dropped out. Obviously, budget and rating continue to be an issue.
But Bioshock creator Ken Levine has said in the past that he's in "no rush" to get this done, and that it would have to deliver the goods for the long-time fans. As the guy who made this franchise, we completely understand that he doesn't want its good name sullied with a poor movie adaptation.
3/24/2012 10:08:21 AM Ben Dutka