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]
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
I'd rather see Freddiew make a 6 minute movie of bioshock than whatever crap would come out of hollywood.
Maybe this is a sign not to make the movie at all. I would be ok with that.
oh I thought this said the Bioware movie lost its director; weird
If a filmmaker who directed a hugely successful trilogy of blockbusters doesn't have any pull with this project's producers, then neither will anyone else.
I think Verbinski would've handled the property quite well but Universal (if they still hold the rights) clearly isn't in a rush to get this movie made. Fresnadillo is the second director to leave the project.
Besides, who needs a BioShock movie with Infinite just six short months away?
As hopeful as I am that this gets made, I just want it to do justice to the franchise.
It should be shot entirely in first person.
Or just be a Speed Run Let's Play of Bioshock. An 11-year-old could be commentating it and telling bad jokes.
I'd love to see a Bioshock movie, but I'm glad they're taking so long putting it together. It just means they aren't going to let it become another in a very long line of horrible videogame to movie disasters. I'd much rather see this in a few years and have it done well than get some piece of junk in a year.
Hopefully they get a better director.
Par the course with these video game movies. Only like 1 out of 10 ever actually get made. The rest are just a cluster of losing developers, lead actors, producers etc.
Considering how similar the reputation of development for video game movies is to the reputation of Valve and the development of Half Life 3, it makes me just want to say, Why bother?
Wow! LAME! I was really excited about this. They could do some great things with Bioshock's atmosphere
I thought it was already cancelled when Gore Verbinski dropped out due to the Studio not wanted the R-Rated version he wanted to do. After some research it seems like this director also wanted this as an R-Rated film (which it should be). They shouldn't bother trying this with yet another director if they are not willing to budge on that rating. I can't imagine a situation where a PG-13 Bioshock movie would be good.
The movie was infinitely shelved when Gore Verbinski stepped down as director. I wouldn't hope high for this movie.
Let me put on my surprised face... AH! ... Just stick to video games please. I love Bioshock... I really do... just please no movies.
Easy solution, write a good, best-seller, Bioshock novel. Then, base the movie off that. Hollywood loves book-based movies.
Speaking of video game movies that will never actually be made.
What's up with the Mass Effect and Uncharted movies?