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Sony registers domain names for a potential Bioshock movie

04.23.2014

BIOSHOCK was effectively killed as a movie after years of development. Game director Ken Levine thought it had to do with director Gore Verbinski wanting to make an R-rated film while producers wanted something more marketable to younger audiences. Whatever the case, it looks like there may be some life still in the project.

Kotaku has noticed that about a month ago, Sony registered multiple domain names with the words "Bioshock" and "movie" in the URL. While this is far from a confirmation that the movie is back in development, it is definitely intriguing. Unlike specific domain names with subtitles, this clearly has the word "movie" which means we cannot misconstrue it as another video game or other type of project.

BioShock is set in 1960, in which the player guides the protagonist, Jack, after his airplane crashes in the ocean near the bathysphere terminus that leads to the underwater city of Rapture. Built by the business magnate Andrew Ryan, the city was intended to be an isolated utopia, but the discovery of ADAM, a plasmid which grants superhuman powers, initiated the city's turbulent decline. Jack tries to find a way to escape, fighting through hordes of ADAM-obsessed enemies such as the deadly Big Daddies, while engaging with the few sane humans that remain and eventually learning of Rapture's past.

BIOSHOCK was back with the recent sequel INFINITE which spun the story into a steampunk world. Could the popularity of that game be the basis for the new movie? It remains to be seen, but you can bet your ass we will keep an eye out to see if it actually happens this time.

Source: Kotaku

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