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evox
05-09-08, 10:00 AM
2K Games announced today that it has reached an agreement for BioShock®, the universally acclaimed smash-hit video game, to be developed as a feature film by Universal Pictures. 2K Games, whose 2K Boston and 2K Australia studios developed BioShock, is a video game publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

The prospect of bringing this blockbuster game to life has attracted not only a major studio, but top Hollywood talent. Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, is slated to direct and produce the BioShock movie. John Logan, Academy Award-nominated writer of Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd, is in talks to do the screenplay.

The expected release date and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

An original property developed by 2K Games, BioShock is one of the most successful new interactive entertainment franchises to launch in recent years. A critical and consumer hit, BioShock has sold more than 2 million units worldwide since its release in August 2007. A sequel to the game, BioShock 2, is planned for a release in 2009.

"We are excited that 2K Games' vision for BioShock will be carried forward in a new medium," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two. "BioShock has been hailed as one of the most highly cinematic and richly plotted titles in interactive entertainment, making it extremely well-suited to film. In partnering with Universal and Gore Verbinski, we have assembled a team that respects the uniqueness of BioShock and will translate it into a powerful movie experience."

Mr. Zelnick added, "Our ability to attract a major studio and unparalleled creative team speaks volumes about the strength of our BioShock franchise. It also demonstrates how Take-Two is delivering value based on our strategy of creating and owning our industry's most powerful intellectual property."

Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K Games, noted, "BioShock fans appreciate the depth and complexity of the game, and our partnership with Gore Verbinski will introduce the world of Rapture to an even wider audience. In addition to his impressive body of work, Gore is an avid video gamer and true fan of BioShock. That was extremely important to us in deciding to move forward with this project."

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/verbinski-to-direct-bioshock-movie

Lfctony
05-09-08, 10:02 AM
As long as its not Uwe "Teh Suck" Boll...

JigenD
05-09-08, 12:08 PM
I'm going to bet this will end up like the Halo movie. Big name movie director + big name game = canceled. Even though Bioshock has a half decent story as far as an action game, I don't see how they can make it into a movie.

CaptNKILL
05-09-08, 02:01 PM
I'm going to bet this will end up like the Halo movie. Big name movie director + big name game = canceled. Even though Bioshock has a half decent story as far as an action game, I don't see how they can make it into a movie.
Same here.

It was a cool idea but there really wasn't much depth to the game's story outside of random voice recordings (which would have fit just as well laying around Doom or Quake levels). And there was only a couple minutes of actual character interaction.

If they make this into a movie, it'll be completely butchered because they will have to pull a script out of nowhere.

Expect another "Doom" movie...

JigenD
05-09-08, 02:55 PM
Same here.

It was a cool idea but there really wasn't much depth to the game's story outside of random voice recordings (which would have fit just as well laying around Doom or Quake levels). And there was only a couple minutes of actual character interaction.

If they make this into a movie, it'll be completely butchered because they will have to pull a script out of nowhere.

Expect another "Doom" movie...

With the biological origins of the Doom movie demons, maybe we can expect the problems in the Rapture of the Bioshock movie to come from Hell. (nana2)

LORD-eX-Bu
05-09-08, 03:17 PM
wow if those two are involved I will definately watch it :D

crainger
05-09-08, 05:37 PM
Same here.

It was a cool idea but there really wasn't much depth to the game's story outside of random voice recordings (which would have fit just as well laying around Doom or Quake levels). And there was only a couple minutes of actual character interaction.

If they make this into a movie, it'll be completely butchered because they will have to pull a script out of nowhere.

Expect another "Doom" movie...

What are you crazy? There is al kinds of stories to be told. If you investigate about the levels and find all the recordings you can see all kinds of things that would tell a story. Like the parents who found their daughter AFTER she became a Little Sister and commited suicide. There are a heap of little stories like that, that could become a part of a big story on how Rapture fell. We know what happened after it fell. I wanna see what it was like during the fall.

KasuCode
05-09-08, 05:46 PM
I hope they do a good job with it. Two great guys to pull it off.

bob saget
05-09-08, 05:48 PM
What are you crazy? There is al kinds of stories to be told. If you investigate about the levels and find all the recordings you can see all kinds of things that would tell a story. Like the parents who found their daughter AFTER she became a Little Sister and commited suicide. There are a heap of little stories like that, that could become a part of a big story on how Rapture fell. We know what happened after it fell. I wanna see what it was like during the fall.
never thought about it like that. true that would be cool. now all we need is clint eastwood as the main hero :D

Madpistol
05-09-08, 06:40 PM
Can I play a little sister? :afro2:

XxDeadlyxX
05-09-08, 06:43 PM
I actually thought the Doom movie was enjoyable. Stupid? yes, but still fun :D

crainger
05-09-08, 07:33 PM
I actually thought the Doom movie was enjoyable. Stupid? yes, but still fun :D

Stupid tongues ruined it for me. Pinky was cool though.

AngelGraves13
05-09-08, 07:56 PM
I wonder who's going to be Andrew Ryan?

I hope they use some actors that aren't well known, and not Tom Cruise as Jack or some **** like that!

I'd go with Clancy Brown as Andrew Ryan, but then again...there might be a better choice.

They could use that German chick from Run Lola Run as Tenebaum, but again...she came to mind because I can't think of any other actress who's German, but speaks great English.

I'll shut up now.

I hope Mel Gibson isn't Atlas! LOOOOOL

OldOfEvil
05-09-08, 08:44 PM
Would you kindly go see the movie.