The publicity circuit isn’t what it used to be. Actors, writers, and directors now regularly take to Reddit to hawk their latest project with an AMA, an open Q&A sesh with the many denizens of the internet. By giving the floor to the people, AMAs tend to cover a wider breadth of topics than the usual formal interview, and tease out little bits of trivia that otherwise go unmentioned. Gore Verbinski, currently drumming up support for his madhouse horror flick A Cure for Wellness, made an appearance on Reddit and fielded a diverse array of inquiries, one of which shed a little light on his lost Bioshock project.
Years ago, following the release of the first BioShock video game, ‘The Lone Ranger’ director Gore Verbinski was hired to helm a film adaptation of the wildly popular and incredibly dark property for Universal. After some struggles with the studio over the rating and financing, the adaptation sunk back into the depths of development purgatory, where it’s remained ever since. If you ever wanted to know what Verbinski’s take might have looked like, some unused concept art has revealed an adaptation that appears to be very faithful to its source material—based on looks alone, anyway.
Wonder what the Big Daddy or Rapture would have looked like in the BioShock movie that never was? Pretty much just like they did in the game if this concept art is to be believed.
Irrational Games' Ken Levine, creator of BioShock Infinite, still wants to bring a BioShock game to the PlayStation Vita. But it will take some matchmaking to make it happen.
We haven't heard a peep about BioShock on the PS Vita since Ken Levine appeared at Sony's presser during E3 2011 to hype the potential development of such a game. Though you might think Irrational and 2K are ready to move on, Levine insists he's still hoping to make a portable BioShock.
If you were to make a list of the top video games you'd most want to see as movies (which we did), chances are BioShock would be in the mix (which we also included). Some fans will recall that one film adaptation was in the works back in 2008, but ultimately fizzled out and is now officially dead. If you're still not over this heinous crime and need someone or something to put the blame on, set your targets on... Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen'?
It's not easy being Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and we mean that sarcastically. The '28 Days Later' director has been handed every other major remake or adapted property from here to kingdom come. Thankfully and or sadly, whichever you choose, that also means that he can't take on every project that goes his way. He's done this before with 'The Crow' and is now taking similar action to another production he's attached to.