I must admit, I fucking loved the first Bioshock game. Flat out LOVED.
The action was great, the atmosphere and enemies were creepy and the twist at the end blew my mind! I can only think of one or two other games that have managed to do that, so I was hooked.
Bioshock 2 was a hell of a lot of fun, but compared to the first game, was a bit of a letdown.
But, when it was announced that a movie was to be made with Gore Verbinski? I was over-the-moon, as they could finally make a decent video game movie, as long as they stayed true to the themes and subject matter (read – an R rating).
However, that has fallen apart as of late, and I began to have my doubts of ever seeing a Bioshock movie …until an interview came up with the creative director of the game, Ken Levine.
I think we’re in the space now of building properties that are appealing to people, and there’s a version of BioShock that makes a great game and there’s probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie. I think for us as a company, we don’t have any need to get a movie made. We’d like to have a movie made, but it would have to be the right one, and we’ve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place – it’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer. We’ve 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 that’s going to be very challenging. It’s a moving puzzle, but I’m going to be continually talking to people about it. It’s definitely something that’s still in the conversation.
So, fellow Bioshock fans, there is room to hope! But, don’t hold your breath that it will happen any time soon.