The lights are on
The potential BioShock film adaptation has been on again, off again for some time, but apparently the game's creator is not giving up hope of it happening one day. The latest word is that Ken Levine remains in talks with various Hollywood sources about one day making a film based on the franchise.
Speaking with Industry Gamers, Levine said that "there’s probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie," but that it would "have to be the right one." He explained why it hasn't happened yet:
"...we’ve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place – it’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer. We’ve had a lot of great talks with great people about it. We got close to great people, but you always have to have all of those pieces in place and that’s going to be very challenging. It’s a moving puzzle, but I’m going to be continually talking to people about it. It’s definitely something that’s still in the conversation."
At one point, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was lined up to direct the BioShock movie, but he has since switched over to a producer role. Apparently the film could still be coming along one day, though. Anyone excited?
To hear more from Ken Levine, check out the video interview with him that I posted earlier this week.