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]
Anyone else got this felling of Deja Vu?
It's just a matter of time when Hollywood and video game designers are collaborating effectively. Way too much money in both industries for them not too. It's unreal how they haven't already. Uncharted would be a good example of a series that could coexist.
The only reasons some games sell is because there was a movie first. Hollywood doesn't want to admit Video game industry had a better idea first that they could role with.
There is a Bioshock movie?
Bioshock is a great story suited for all forms of media, but many Great game stories can only be adequately told in videogame form, as how Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix wasn't done well because they tried to fit a 600+ page book into a 2 hour movie and the film felt horribly inconsistent for that reason.
Ugh. I have to see this movie.
Maybe it's time to forget about it for the foreseeable future.
What videogame film isn't on indefinite hold >_>.
GET NOLAN!!!! he seems suited for Bioshock. Also I am sure he is tired of making batman and would like to make a Rated R movie again. There is no point in trying to make this PG-13. The audience that you would gain by trying to lower the rating would most likely not see it anyway
Bummer - that would've been awesome!
Another game movie succumbs to development hell.
NOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS IN OUTRAGE
Whatever, I think making games into movies isn't such a good idea. Hollywood might screw up.
I don't feel like a Bioshock movie would be anywhere as good as the game was. BTW just saw Intacto and 28 Weeks Later had no idea he was involved with this