In the movie Bioshock, a plane-crash survivor discovers an underwater utopia of sinister origins. Based on the incredibly popular videogame first person shooter/adventure. There are a lot of delays and events surrounding the Bioshock Movie, one can only speculate at this point at the actual release date. Still, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who directed 28 Weeks Later and is currently trying to deliver the BioShock movie, is working behind the scenes to bring this movie forward. Sometimes, no news is good news, so we are still certain Bioshock will be released in 2013.
[highlight color=”yellow”]The Bioshock Movie is on hold, for now because of issues with director Gore Verbinski and the studios[/highlight] . Here’s Why :
“I couldn’t really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating,” he explained, “Alternately, I wasn’t really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version. Because the R rating is inherent. Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing. I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you’re still shivering and going, “Jesus Christ!”… It’s a movie that has to be really, really scary, but you also have to create a whole underwater world, so the pricetag is high. We just didn’t have any takers on an R-rated movie with that pricetag.”
So, yeah.. the movie is on hold because the studio won’t make a Bioshock Movie 3D, give it an R rating, and spend the money on it. Can’t blame them really, look how badly Doom failed, and everyone knows about Doom. However, there has been an update…
Ken Levine from Irrational Games has recently said,
Right now the film is simply not a primary concern for the developer at the moment. Right now Irrational is working hard to wrap up the development for Bioshock Infinite, which many players are looking forward to seeing.
Levine commented on the film’s progress saying,
“It’s all about the stars aligning. We’re still focusing on it, but it hasn’t consumed us.” The last we heard about the film was back in March when we learned production was put on hold due to some disagreements between “the studio and the video game company,”
….according to the project’s director Juan Carlos. Gore Verbinski was originally set to direct the film, but both he and Fresnadillo jumped off ship for reason of contradiction.
Bioshock is on hold for now! We are still hopeful for a 2013 release so keep your fingers crossed!
Wentworth Miller (Michael from Prison Break) is rumored to play Jack, the lead character.
A great game, wonderful plot for a film. After playing the Bioshock Game so intensely, I can’t wait for a Bioshock movie. This adaptation could be incredible, and with the advance of 3D technology, could be a really good fit… plus I would like to see Big Daddies on the silver screen who wouldn’t?
They destroy every film they take from the videogaming world. Doom was terrible, Alone in the Dark was bad… etc etc. Can they finally make a decent movie from a great game? Bioshock and Halo will be big tests for the movie makers.