BioShock Movie On Hold, Might Be Dead
The BioShock movie has been in development for a long, long time, now going on 4 years. For a while, Gore Verbinski was attached to direct, but as is generally the case with video game adaptations, he stepped down as director and now serves as executive producer. He was replaced by 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Emphasis on ‘was’. In a press roundtable for his latest film, Intruders, Fresnadillo told Indie Wire that he’s off the project.
“To be honest,” Fresnadillo said, “by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff. 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.” This isn’t a total shock, but given that 4 years in, the Take Two and Universal still can’t agree on a rating (it should be R, BTW), my money is on this thing never happening. But who knows, maybe they’ll spend a few more years pretending it will, just like Sony and their Uncharted movie.