Juan Carlos Fresnadillo no longer slated to direct BioShock film

Friday, 23rd March 2012 19:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It looks as though another blow has been dealt a film adaptation of BioShock, as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has stepped down as its director, according to a report on Indie Wire.

Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) became the director after Gore Verbinski moved on to another project. Verbinski was announced as the films director back in 2008 when it was revealed a movie was being planned around the 2K franchise.

“To be honest, by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff,” Fresnadillo told the site at a press event for his film Intruders. “Right now it’s on hold. The studio and the video game company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating.”

Ken Levine has said previously there was no “burning desire” to have the film made, “just to get it made.”

“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,” he said.

Fresnadillo’s next project is presumably a new installment in the Highlander series, but he is staying slightly mum about it at present.



  1. Edo

    As Levine says,do it wright or don’t do it all.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    after intruders i think this is a good thing

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Is it that bad? I know it has been getting rather bad reviews but since more horror films get low scores, I don’t judge them by reviews. Plus his 28 Weeks Later was really good IMO.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    @3 havnt seen or read the reviews but the movie is soooo boring and has a pretty shitty ending, this is coming from someone who thought the thing 2011 was awesome

    #4 3 years ago
  5. osric90

    No Bioshock movie. Those who not play videogmes and don’t recognize they’re art don’t deserve to have Bioshock.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    @4 Thanks for the update.
    Hopefully whoever gets to make this film, shows some care and dedication. I know for fact that Hollywood WILL make a movie out of this someday simply because they are so bankrupt that soon after all comic books, all 80s shows and other random stuff have become movies, they’ll move onto games and make everything into a film.

    Heck, they already have a freaking Battleship film ready!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    tbh i dont get how you can make a movie of this but then yet again how can you make a movie of battleships

    #7 3 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Just give it to Micheal Bay and he will make it about a submarine wrecking a major city. Later it turns out that it was driven by an alien named Andrew Ryan who is funny, smart and edgy.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DSB

    @8 If you give it to Michael Bay, it’s not gonna be called Bioshock, it’s gonna be called Synthetislap.

    It’s going to be about a guy who builds a city on land while the rest of the world lives under the sea, where insane people suddenly start to go sane, and little brothers are fiercely protected by their mechanical big sisters.

    It’s not destroying everything it’s about, it’s about honoring the story. By destroying everything it’s about.

    This place really needs to get on the bandwagon when it comes to defending the TMNT. Goddamn it, this is a rape of everything I was raised on.

    I didn’t mind Michael Bay so much when he was just making random stupid movies, but this shit’s important!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    @8 hahahaha it will more likely still have a better love story then twilight

    #10 3 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    But they should give it to the guy who directer 30 days of night cause that movie was awesome

    #11 3 years ago
  12. diego-rbb-93

    All the awesome you want LOLshock, but the movie had big errors that didn´t make it feel like a real good movie. And I loved it, it´s true, but that doesn´t completely save it from saying the movie could have been a lot better. It was a little flop on critics and box-office, but it didn´t deserved that shitty sequel on DVD.

    David Slade (director) was brutal with Hard Candy, it didn´t go bad with 30 Days of Night, but he didn´t make any good for Eclipse. Man, that was horrible.

    Beside that, I think you are right naming Slade, as it could probably fit with this project very well, but as the same way you can´t judge him from Eclipse, you shouldn´t make the same with Fresnadillo and Intruders.

    28 Weeks Later is one of the greatest films I´ve seen as it takes the base of the original product, and take it further that you could ever imagined. It´s a roller coaster that never let you go and keep you completely excited 4/5 of the film. It´s funny, horrible, and awesome.

    And you haven´t even seen his original first work, Intacto, which is another great film.

    This man deserved to make the movie. But it was really clear that he couldn´t have all his attention in a “titan” project like this while waiting for a confirmation from the producer, that probally would have never arrived. I´m sure he decided to leave.

    For the moment, with the economical crisis and the post-Watchmen effect (Blockbuster R-Movies that Producers won´t finace as it will probably be a flop. Better make it PG-13), I wouldn´t expect a Bioshock adaptation for the moment…

    #12 3 years ago

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