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.

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

wWhat? Levine want's to get it done right, or don't do it at all??

"Hell, that sure sounds about right to me".

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Best to leave this one on the junk heap.

THEVERDIN
THEVERDIN
9 years ago

I agree

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Yhea, BioShock is a good franchise and it would be sad to spoil it. Fans would be very upset, you can only imagine the backlash…

Similarly with Mass Effect in general, an adaption in the future could go horribly wrong if the story flops…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Twistedfloyd
Twistedfloyd
9 years ago

Bioshock is far too much of an interactive tale to be made into a film. Its narrative comes from the city itself and the world. And while there is a good story behind it, it'd be very hard to translate that to film. It'd be tough for anyone to make a good adaption of Bioshock.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Didn't even know there was a film in preproduction. Best it never sees the light like most game to film adaptions. Fact is your taking out a key element of the source material, interactivity. What's the point of weakening a wonderful creation, look to the original.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Sounds a lot like what's going on with 'At The Mountains of Madness' and 'The Dark Tower'. All three are films that I would love to see Hollywood at least try to handle with an MA or R rating and a big budget to go alongside them.

Although, I think a Bioshock film could really work if they keep the setting, themes and history, but create an entirely new story. Just imagine what it would be like to see a character become addicted to ADAM and devolve into a Splicer before trying to eat a Little Sister and getting destroyed by a Big Daddy. I'd either do that, or go into specifics about the fall of Rapture.

___________
___________
9 years ago

🙁
whats the point of only approving the higher budget if it had a PG rating?
seriously, is this toy story or bioshock?
its really sad the lack of confidence publishers have in developers these days!
whats to say the movies going to make more money if its rated PG then MA?
ok more people can go and see it, but as if the bioshock fans want to watch their favourite series dubbed down for kids!
so ok you way gain a customer or 2 but then you would also loose a customer or 2.
its just pathetic the lack of confidence, and BS idealism these idiots have about dubbing things down = more sales.
i dont see inception being dubbed down so the 2 year olds can understand it!
honestly, creators today would go to james cameron and say ok will fund titanic but only if you remove the nudity and sex scenes.
without that id be nothing but a freaking musical!
its just depressing how little faith big wigs have in creators these days.
not only in games, but everywhere!