Creators, Filmmakers Still "Actively" Pursuing Bioshock Movie
At this rate, we're going to have to incorporate a separate movie section at PSXE to review films based on games. ...but if history is any guide, those scores will be too depressing. Eh, forget it.
Anyway, if there's one series that could really be turned into a great movie - provided the requisite effort was put forth - it's Bioshock. And the good news is, that film is in the works; franchise creator Ken Levine told DC radio station 106.7 (as noted by Kotaku) that it's "actively" moving forward. Of course, nothing is inevitable in that business and Levine clarifies that he can't guarantee anything at this time. "I can't tell you whether it's going to happen for sure or it's not going to happen for sure," he said. He did talk about one major obstacle, though, and fans of the series should know what it is: the protagonist, Jack, is sort of a non-entity. Can't really have a "non-entity" as the main character in a movie, right? So Levine says the trick will be to bypass the standard "hand with a gun look" so he'll actually be a "person who is going through some sort of progression through his life."
Initially, Gore Verbinski (of "Pirates of the Caribbean" fame) was slated to direct, but he has now switched to producing. The new director is Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Intacto," "28 Weeks Later"). Here's hoping everything turns out well for Levine and Co.
9/1/2010 8:48:03 PM John Shepard