BioShock movie concept art makes us wistful for shuttered project

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 04:47 GMT

BioShock’s long-awaited and ultimately shelved movie adaptation would probably have looked magnificent, if nothing else.


BioShock movie concept artist Kasra Farahini has released a batch of ten pieces of art showing off the intended look of the cancelled film.

Visit Farahini’s portfolio site to view the whole collection.

The movie was in the very early stages at Universal Pictures, with Pirates of the Caribbean’s Gore Verbinksi and then 28 Weeks Later’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo on board to direct. It didn’t get off the ground, though; after the budget and rating were both dropped considerably, BioShock creator Ken Levine didn’t much care for the project, and Take Two kindly gave him the final say on the matter – which was “no”.

This is the second batch of concept art we’ve seen from the BioShock movie, actually. Farahani worked on the Verbinksi version, so the earlier batch may come from Fresnadillo’s take.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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