The game told the story of a survivor of a plane crash named Jack, who discovers a once Utopian underwater city called Rapture, where he must survive the attacks of mutated beings, mechanical drones, and the dark forces that populate it.
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- Juan Carlos Fresnadillo revealed recently that he's no longer directing, as he's now working on other projects. Apparently the studio is still trying to negotiate a way to get a reasonable budget and rating together that works for everyone. Until that's figured out, the film's production is on hold. (3/23/12)
- Bioshock creator Ken Levine gave his thoughts towards the project in it's current state, saying: "We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there's no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made. For us and for Take-Two, it's really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don't know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game." (11/15/11)
- Still being developed, the project has run into a couple problems that has halted the progress -- a big budget and a hard-R rating. Producer Gore Verbinski reportedly wants to keep the film edgy and stay true to the fans, and expressed interest in keeping it an R (possibly hard R) rating, and not dumbing it down to PG-13 to appeal to a wider audience. Because of this, Gore is trying to work with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to bring the budget down a little to compensate.
- Spanish Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto, 28 Weeks Later) was also going to direct at one point.
- A large factor in why the budget was growing too large was due to Gore Verbinski wanting to do as much as possible "in-camera" using real sets, etc.. and relying less on CGI.
- Gore Verbinski left the project as director due to the estimated budget ranging over $160-million, causing Universal to halt development. However Gore still remains on board as producer.
- Universal Pictures will distribute theatrically.
- Original director Gore Verbinski had passed on directing the fourth Pirates of the Carribean movie to helm this.
- Written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Avaiator).
- Based on the hit game with the same name.