Levine Says BioShock Movie Still In Development

by Matt Helgeson on Aug 31, 2010 at 06:47 AM

Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan radio in Washington D.C., recently interviewed BioShock creator Ken Levine about a number of topics, including the long-in-production film adaptation of the game franchise.

In the interview, Levine confirms that the movie is still in production, but that it's not certain that it will end up on the silver screen. “The movie business is complicated — I can't tell you whether it's going to happen for sure or it's not going to happen for sure," Levin said. "But it's something we are actively discussing, quite actively, and actively working on."

He also commented that it will be challenging to create a film that is both a compelling movie watching experience and true to the aesthetic of the game – especially considering that, in the course of the game, the main character rarely speaks or displays much personality.

The BioShock movie was originally slated to be directed by Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski, who eventually dropped out. More recently, the reins have been handed to 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

via Kotaku