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]
Do it right or don't do it at all.
I see this as a good thing.
As much as I love the idea of a Bioshock movie, it should be done great, or not at all.
Maybe this will turn out like Uncharted, where a director who loves the games will step up and take control of the project.
It's all about the right pieces... yeah, right pieces. =)
I thought this would be a good movie. :(
Why is it always that the games with very high standard of becoming decent movies are always in that limbo state?
I hoe they find a director whose really passionate about the game, it has a lot of potential to be a great movie.
No Bioshock movie?QUICK TO THE BATMOBILE!
To me that's good news. Games are like comic books: they look good in their original format but transferring them to a condensed live action medium generally can't capture the certain depth.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, Bioshock could make a really good movie. On the other, well... it's a video game movie.
It's because the studio wants the movie to be pg 13, but every director that has been approached says that they can't see it being anything but an R.
Rating should be R, budget should be infinite. Problem solved.
I saw people dead in their bed & they left diaries saying that they're lovers like to shoot up while they were ***, the movie's gotta be R if you're going for a movie like the game.
Really? Think they must be having a hard time living up to ridiculous expectations by the fans?
IMO, Bioshock should remain, at least creatively, in the hands of Ken Levine. For our sake.
Bioshock's already fine as is. Why do they feel that they need to curse themselves by having a movie that'll no doubt create a dumb, useless entry for the series. I'd be constantly pressing my fingers against an imaginary controller if I saw a Bioshock movie anyway. . .
Good it was going to suck anyways just leave that dead horse alone every video game movie is going to suck.
I completely forgot about this. Maybe for a good reason too?