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.
If they did it right, it would be awesome. So often movie adaptations of video games are campy and downright bad. But if they really did a good job, it could be very successful, both in and out of the gaming community. If it does get made, I hope they would focus on making it a horror thriller.
THERE'S STILL HOPE. GOD BLESS KEN LEVINE
One word: YES!
I actually don't want any well known stars to be in any video game based movies...for some reason it feels like they are part of the reason why it isn't as good as it should be.
this would be a great movie depending on who works on it.
I would love for this to happen. Like he said it has to be the right people though. I'm not 100% sure that Gore Verbinski is the right person to even be producing it, but we'll see.
Yes I would love to see this movie made
Definitely excited for a Bioshock movie. I know this much: if it gets made it will be done right!
I think that's a bad idea. The movie would just violate the franchise like a catholic priest is known to violate young boys. Vido game-movie transitions hardly work. No matter how good the movie is it ruins things. Look at Max Payne, Reident Evil, and Doom. And for that matter a game shouldn't really be made into a game either. The fact of the matter is that a gaame is meant to entertain people for at least eight hours, while a movie only one and a half. Trying to compress or stretch out an already perfectly good story just does not work.
I can't wait to see a bioshock movie.
Ken Levine has such a way with words and a passion that is truly inspiring.
If it were done right, it could be epic... like most things. If it is done poorly, it would be like getting punched in the soul.
How hard is it for all the pieces to fall in place? Very. Ability, luck... it all has to come together to make an epic, whether it be a book, a game, or a movie.
So I want to see it but at the same time I'm afraid. But those guys are serious about making it the way they want it and that's a great sign.
I really hope a Bioshock movie is made, but it needs to be done right, so I guess it's good it hasn't come together yet.