The lights are on
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is out as the director of the BioShock movie, and it appears the film is on indefinite hold.
Speaking to Indie Wire, it was confirmed he's no longer on the project. "To be honest, by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff," Fresnadillo said. "Right now it’s on hold. The studio and the videogame company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating."
Irrational Games' Ken Levine said last year he is still in talks with Hollywood sources about getting the film made. "...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," he said. "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."
Game Informer has reached out to Irrational Games for comment.
[Source: Indie Wire]
this makes me sad :(
Maybe they just need the right pieces.
what was it supposed to be?
Honestly, don't make the movie. The odds are it will be a complete disaster because any director who comes on board will be unable to deflate his ego enough to respect the game let alone spend enough time playing the game to understand the subtext. We would simply get another shallow summer b-movie with focus on the big daddies and no focus on the social, political, and economical commentary that the game is brilliantly structured with. Let this film project die.
I think a film would be awesome!
Oh well, maybe there will be a fan film in the meantime.
As long as Micheal Bay doesn't get a hold of the film. Things will be fine. After all he is already pissing off every TMNT fans everywhere by turning those turtles into Aliens......
There's just no way that this movie, if it ever is made, could possibly live up to expextations. BioShock is considered on of the definitive games of this generation, because games are still growing and finding new ways to tell story. Cinema has basically achieved all the medium will for quite sometime. Unless going to the movie actually gives you plasmids. But let's face it: Hollywood wants to make this, at best, a movie when it needs to be a film. But it just cannot possibly be as good as the game is.
I wonder what the ending for the movie would be like.