Looks like its that time of year again, the leaves are changing colour and someone is talking about a possible Bioshock movie again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the games and honestly think, if done right (like that would ever happen) the video game could be adapted into one hell of a good movie. Will that ever happen? Apparently it’s still a maybe.
First Gore Verbinski was tapped to direct, then regulated to producer and then off the project all together. Dead deal, right? Nope because a few months back the games creative director, Ken Levine, made it seem like movie still had a chance. Now? Well, it looks like Levine’s tune has changed a little, he recently spoke with Industry Gamers.
“[F]or us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made, for us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game.”
While that doesn’t sound overly promising, at least it means should the movie every see the light of day, it will be done with the source material in mind, and not just a named tacked on in a lame attempt to make a buck (see every other video game to movie adaptation, ever.) Levine closed with this.
“There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats. But you know, we don’t have a need to get it made.”
The good news for all the Bioshock fans? Simple, Irrational Games’ new (and by the looks of things, mind blowing) BioShock Infinite game hits the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2012.
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