Levine: “No burning desire” to have BioShock movie made

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:34 GMT

Ken Levine has said there is still a deal in place to have a BioShock movie made, but that it’s not being pushed.

“We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made,” Levine told IndustryGamers on the status of the movie.

A BioShock movie has been in the pipeline since 2008, when Take Two announced that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was brought on to direct. Since then, Verbinski has left, and has been replaced by 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadilo.

The last update on the movie from Levine was in May, in which the Irrational boss said “unless all the right pieces are in place,” a feature was not going to be made.

He’s still for a movie being made, but that there isn’t any hurry.

“For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will give the fans something that they want, and, for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game,” said Levine.

“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,” he said.

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