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Bioshock movie could still possibly happen someday, maybe

May. 31, 2011by:

Plenty of videogame players certainly would have loved to see the unique world of BIOSHOCK come to life at the local theater. And for a time, it was actually happening.

But director (and then producer) Gore Verbinski ultimately faced the same dilemma as Guillermo del Toro's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS -- he couldn't get the people with deep pockets to pay for a mega-budget R-rated movie. And so it went, sunk to the ocean floor.

Still, in a recent interview, the game's creative director Ken Levine does give some small hope of it becoming reality: "I think were in the space now of building properties that are appealing to people, and theres a version of BioShock that makes a great game and theres probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie. I think for us as a company, we dont have any need to get a movie made. Wed like to have a movie made, but it would have to be the right one, and weve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place its hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you dont start with the right pieces, you dont have a prayer.

Weve had a lot of great talks with great people about it. We got close to great people, but you always have to have all of those pieces in place and thats going to be very challenging. Its a moving puzzle, but Im going to be continually talking to people about it. Its definitely something thats still in the conversation."

Not the most promising comments, but big-screen Big Daddies and Splicers are still conceivable. Meanwhile, Levine is finishing up their latest ambitious game project, BIOSHOCK INFINITE.

Set in the 1960s, the first BIOSHOCK game follows a man whose plane crashes near the underwater city called Rapture. Built by a businessman as a sanctuary for brilliant scientists and artists to freely practice their crafts, Rapture fell into chaos as the inhabitants slowly became obsessed with genetic modification and dark arts.
Extra Tidbit: An animated MASS EFFECT movie is getting made -- why not BIOSHOCK?
Source: Industry Gamers

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1:04AM on 06/02/2011
I can't believe how hard its gotten to make R-rated flicks. How the hell do we convince these assholes that any movie will be profitable as long as its good and well made, no matter the rating

Tidbit: I think Mass Effect could make a great movie franchise, even rivaling Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.
I can't believe how hard its gotten to make R-rated flicks. How the hell do we convince these assholes that any movie will be profitable as long as its good and well made, no matter the rating

Tidbit: I think Mass Effect could make a great movie franchise, even rivaling Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.
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10:23PM on 06/01/2011
the bioshock story would be bet fitted as a high budget tv show, like the walking dead. the story is too long and complex to fit into a 2.5 hour movie, even a 3 movie story arc really couldn't do it IMO. Do it slow and steady, it will win the race...
the bioshock story would be bet fitted as a high budget tv show, like the walking dead. the story is too long and complex to fit into a 2.5 hour movie, even a 3 movie story arc really couldn't do it IMO. Do it slow and steady, it will win the race...
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11:35AM on 06/01/2011
No it won't happen... And even if it did, it probably be handed off to some third-rate hackjob who'll fuck it up.
No it won't happen... And even if it did, it probably be handed off to some third-rate hackjob who'll fuck it up.
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9:36AM on 06/01/2011
I am fine with this IP sitting on the shelf until it can be made properly, rather than suffering from a rush-job.
I am fine with this IP sitting on the shelf until it can be made properly, rather than suffering from a rush-job.
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1:41AM on 06/01/2011

it really wouldn't be that hard to make a BioShock movie, even with an R rating

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