Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine talked to IndustryGamers about the possible BioShock movie based on the popular game franchise. Gore Verbinski was originally attached to direct, and then Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was hired to take on the project at Universal Pictures. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“I think we’re in the space now of building properties that are appealing to people, and there’s a version of BioShock that makes a great game and there’s probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie. I think for us as a company, we don’t have any need to get a movie made. We’d like to have a movie made, but it would have to be the right one, and we’ve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place it’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer. We’ve had a lot of great talks with great people about it. We got close to great people, but you always have to have all of those pieces in place and that’s going to be very challenging. It’s a moving puzzle, but I’m going to be continually talking to people about it. It’s definitely something that’s still in the conversation.”
“BioShock Infinite,” the third game in the series, is scheduled to hit stores in 2012.