It seems like Hollywood wants all popular video games to be made into feature films.
And for a while, it seemed like the critically acclaimed Bioshock would follow suit. The film adaptation appeared to be in the works for a while but has since fallen off the radar.
Franchise creator and Irrational Games boss Ken Levine recently addressed this topic; in speaking to Industry Gamers , Levine said that although the movie is "definitely still in the conversation," they don't feel pressured to produce it just for the sake of making a film. Said Levine:
"We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there's no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made. For us and for Take-Two, it's really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don't know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game."
Well, good luck with that. Give the fans something they want and introduce movie-goers to the award-winning series at the same time? Ambitious. Levine added that the film would need to "draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats." Let's not forget that Levine started out writing screenplays so if a director would let him write the script, the end result could be something pretty special…