bioshock-bioshock-developer-irrational-games-closes-will-bioshock-continue-22c70564-7ea0-454d-b840-a390824f9e1dA few years ago, Universal Pictures hired Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) to direct a big screen adaptation of the “Bioshock” video game. The studio then quickly decided not to go ahead with the project after the budget apparently would have amounted to $160 million and was (most definitely) headed for an “R” rating.

A few months later, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) stepped in to replace him, but eventually left the projectas well. Then last year, “Bioshock” creator Ken Levine revealed that he was the one to personally kill the movie.

Now comes word that Sony Pictures may be interested inthe project, since it just registered several domain names, including, and

It remains to be seen exactly what this means for the franchise,  but Levine may have actually changed his mind. He has been talking about getting into screenplay writing and making an attempt at writing the “Bioshock” movie. However his involvement with the project hasn’t yet been confirmed.  

What do you think? Would you go see a Bioshock movie?

After the major success of Bioshock Infinite I would be more curious than anything to see how they would plan to accomplish such a feat. Could it be a prequel that would follow a singular protagonist down the rabbit hole and through the degradation of Rapture?

Who knows…we can only speculate. Stay tuned.


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