Author Topic: BioShock Movie  (Read 507 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TaraJayne

  • Way Beyond Awesome
  • *******
  • Posts: 3133
  • Gender: Female
  • Twitter: TaraJayne360
    • Time Zone: GMT
  • Last.fm: TaraJayne360
  • XBL: TaraJayne
BioShock Movie
« on: August 24, 2009, 06:35:04 AM »
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has emerged as the leading candidate to helm Universal's BioShock movie.

According to Variety, the 28 Weeks Later filmmaker is in talks to replace Gore Verbinski in the director's chair for the video game adaptation.

Verbinski, who dropped out of helming due to his commitment to animated movie Rango, remains on board as a producer.

John Logan (Gladiator) penned the script for BioShock, which involves a struggle for power in the underwater city of Rapture.

Can't wait for Shenmue 3



I hate jokes that rely on visual imagery.

I've had it right up to here with them.

Offline GamerMan316

  • Forum Moderator
  • Über Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 16917
  • Gender: Male
  • BEST SINCE DAY ONE
    • Time Zone: GMT
  • Last.fm: crak316
  • PSN: crak316
  • XBL: crak316
Re: BioShock Movie
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 06:50:20 AM »
28 Weeks Later was a solid first English speaking movie for Fresnadillo, even some crappy special effects couldn't spoil it, he also directed the excellent Intacto in 2001 so the film is still in good hands, he was also mentioned for the new Alien movie, but Ridley Scott is now on board for that.


Offline GamerMan316

  • Forum Moderator
  • Über Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 16917
  • Gender: Male
  • BEST SINCE DAY ONE
    • Time Zone: GMT
  • Last.fm: crak316
  • PSN: crak316
  • XBL: crak316
Re: BioShock Movie
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 07:04:26 AM »
BioShock film "still an active thing"

BioShock creator Ken Levine has said a movie based on the world of Rapture is still afloat, despite talks of spiralling budgets and a struggling production.

"It's been a learning experience for us," admitted Levine on the Big O and Dukes Show. "I would say it's still an active thing, and it's still something we're actively talking about and actively working on.

"The movie business is complicated; I can't tell you whether it's going to happen for sure [nor] whether it's not going to happen for sure. But [it's] something we're quite actively discussing and actively working on.

"It's interesting," he added, "because there's such a different set of requirements: if you have a movie that is basically a guy shooting dudes for two hours and nothing else, that's not much of a movie. A game can often just sort of be that (I don't think BioShock is that exactly). In the movie of BioShock, who is Jack? In the game, he was specifically a cipher, right? He was specifically a non-entity. You can't do that in a movie - that's the guy you're following through.

"That's one of the reasons it takes so long: you have to do this transformation from one to the other and honour the original at the same time."

The BioShock film is being produced by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean series director) and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadilo (28 Weeks Later). The last we heard, the budget was being cut from "extraordinarily high" to something more appropriate for an "R-rated" underwater horror film.

Levine went on to confirm that the BioShock novel, which he didn't confirm whether he was writing or collaborating on, is also still in the works for an unspecified date. But he'd like you all to know he's also rather busy making a new game.


 

Advertisement:
Login to Remove Ads