Tag Archives: bioshock movie
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 16:37 BST
Ken Levine has said he and is team are “still focused” on getting the BioShock movie made, but as he has said previously, it’s not a top priority.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 19:35 GMT
Tue, Nov 15, 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.
Wed, May 25, 2011 | 18:24 BST
Ken Levine has said the BioShock team would like to get a movie of the game made, but until “all the right pieces are in place,” it’s not going to happen.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 15:53 GMT
Director Gore Verbinski has said the reason the BioShock movie deal feel through was due to the fact it was going to be an R-rated film instead of PG-13.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 14:55 BST
The BioShock movie has a new director in the hot seat, and his name is Juan Carlos Fresnadilo.
Variety are reporting that Fresnadilo has been picked as the new director of the movie by Universal after original director, Gore Verbinski, decided to just take on the role of producer for the movie due to not committing to an abroad shoot that the movie will be doing.
Fresnadilo was the director of 28 Weeks Later.
His appointment is provisional though for now. Publisher Take Two must approve of the decision from Universal.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 11:34 BST
Director Gore Verbinski has told The LA Times that filming Bioshock in the States is simply too expensive and if the film is to go ahead, countries such as the U.K. and Australia need to be looked at for tax rebate reasons.
“The bottom line is it has to shoot out of the States for budget reasons and my schedule may be prohibitive.” he said.
“Big movies are just not being shot in the States. I’m weighing whether I can physically go the U.K. or Australia or one of those other places with a tax rebate for a year-and-a-half.”
Production on the Bioshock movie was ground to a halt in April due to budget concerns.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 21:55 BST
Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller has been rumored to be starring in the BioShock movie, but no one really paid much attention it until his latest tweet.
Prison Break may be ending, but I’ve got things in the works. Hint…one word: Bioshock.
Back in April, Variety was reporting that the film was put on hold due to huge budget concerns.
Looks like it might be back on.
Thu, Aug 07, 2008 | 13:59 BST
Big-shot Hollywood film guy Gore Verbinski “gets” the BioShock franchise. Ken Levine told us so last week. So don’t expect pretty blondes with unsmudged make-up impaling themselves on muscle-bound dunderheads in the screen adaptation of the 2K Boston game.
“You’re always going to be worried that in that first meeting they’re going to be, like, ‘OK, it’s Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey on a desert island hunting for pirate treasure,’ but it’s not going to go that way,” said Levine, talking to VG247 at Develop.
“My expectation at this time, from everything that I’ve heard, is that it will very much honour the dramatic and thematic elements of the game… They certainly understand the material and are able to provide a stamp of their own.”
While Levine said there’s only been talking up to this point and he hasn’t actually seen anything of the film itself, it sounds as though Verbinski and script writer John Logan are now actively involved in the project.
“I think they’re a little generous with their time,” Levine said of the pair.
“It’s hard, just in the fact it’s a movie. You have to walk that line between the fact that it’s a property you love, and honouring that property, and realising it’s a game. We’ve sat down a couple of times and had conversations, and we’ve talked with John who’s working on stuff.”
The movie isn’t slated for release until 2010, but Levine told us that Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has been careful about the deal he struck for the venture, despite dogged interest in the rights.
“There was a lot of interest early on, and at some points it became so intense that I thought it may at least get optioned,” he said when asked if he knew BioShock would be made into a film from the start.
“The movie industry’s strange. A lot of things get optioned. In the movie industry you can option very cheaply, and so it really came down to what Take-Two did. Strauss [Zelnick, Take-Two's chairman - Ed] was very particular about making sure it got made. There’s no point in tying up the rights and having all the complications unless it got made in the right way.
“They did a really good deal, not in terms of the financials, but in terms of the people he chose to work with, and how it’s going to impact on the franchise… there are a lot of smart people involved.”
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 | 07:43 BST
A Take Two press release now confirms the earlier Variety rumour that Gore Verbinski will direct the Bioshock movie.
“BioShock, a wholly owned and internally developed title for Xbox 360 and Games for Windows shipped over 2.2 million units since its debut in late August,” it reads. “2K Games will be bringing this popular title to the PlayStation 3 this fall, and Universal Pictures is developing a feature film based on BioShock to be directed by Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.”
So there you go, you can all rest easy now.
By Mike Bowden