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Sony registers domain names for a potential Bioshock movie

04.23.2014
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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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8:26AM on 04/24/2014
For this to work they would either need to do a direct movie adaptation of Infinite, or a prequel to the first Bioshock about the fall of the city of Rapture. And please don't just make it some crappy action movie. This could potentially be a great movie. Oh, and semi SPOILER if you haven't played Infinite yet, but wouldn't that be great if it where a prequel to the first, and Booker and Elizabeth had a cameo or were running around in the background somewhere.
For this to work they would either need to do a direct movie adaptation of Infinite, or a prequel to the first Bioshock about the fall of the city of Rapture. And please don't just make it some crappy action movie. This could potentially be a great movie. Oh, and semi SPOILER if you haven't played Infinite yet, but wouldn't that be great if it where a prequel to the first, and Booker and Elizabeth had a cameo or were running around in the background somewhere.
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8:23AM on 04/24/2014
It would be nice to think that they would make this for an adult audience, and the longer they wait to make the movie, the older the people who actually played the games are going to be. Seriously, though, there is a great film that could be made using these games' concepts - I'd be interested to see it actually happen someday.
It would be nice to think that they would make this for an adult audience, and the longer they wait to make the movie, the older the people who actually played the games are going to be. Seriously, though, there is a great film that could be made using these games' concepts - I'd be interested to see it actually happen someday.
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3:26AM on 04/24/2014
Ergh... Sony, would you kindly make the god damn movie?
Ergh... Sony, would you kindly make the god damn movie?
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8:33PM on 04/23/2014

Fantastic story

I don't play many games, but every now and then a game comes out that is huge in both story and gameplay. Bioshock was one of those games, as was it's two brothers. A movie would be something I would need to wait in line to see at midnight, but I also am part of the crowd that thinks this movie needs to be rated R. I can't imagine the studios really looses that much money anymore due to ratings. There are so many venues and ways to see a movie now, it doesn't matter if you're 9, 29 or 49,
I don't play many games, but every now and then a game comes out that is huge in both story and gameplay. Bioshock was one of those games, as was it's two brothers. A movie would be something I would need to wait in line to see at midnight, but I also am part of the crowd that thinks this movie needs to be rated R. I can't imagine the studios really looses that much money anymore due to ratings. There are so many venues and ways to see a movie now, it doesn't matter if you're 9, 29 or 49, you're gonna see want you want to.

An R rating would make this movie shine. As long as they don't get lost in their own tale like the Silent Hill movies (I thought the first was decent though), Bioshock can be the next Dark Knight.
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8:29AM on 04/24/2014
Just some friendly recommendations if you like games with great stories to play if you haven't yet:
Alan Wake- you really need to do everything to get the full experience, and it's not very long
Red Dead Redemption- very long but well worth the story from a non fan of Rockstar
The Uncharted series- like playing through the best Indiana Jones movie but better.
Just some friendly recommendations if you like games with great stories to play if you haven't yet:
Alan Wake- you really need to do everything to get the full experience, and it's not very long
Red Dead Redemption- very long but well worth the story from a non fan of Rockstar
The Uncharted series- like playing through the best Indiana Jones movie but better.
7:20PM on 04/23/2014
Movie or not, those games are fucking awesome.
Movie or not, those games are fucking awesome.
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6:25PM on 04/23/2014
Yesterday itself i watched 'The City Of Lost Children'.why do these kind of co-incidences chase me everyday?
Yesterday itself i watched 'The City Of Lost Children'.why do these kind of co-incidences chase me everyday?
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5:19PM on 04/23/2014

Favorite Game of all time

Please don't give up on this potential blockbuster!!
Please don't give up on this potential blockbuster!!
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