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Official Bioshock Movie Thread (Off Topic Area)
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IGN, official announcement of movie January-10-2008
Verbinski talks about directing movie May-8-2008
Verbinski changed roles, Juan Carlos Frisnadillo new director August-23-2009
Bioshock may be pushing for PG-13. But that isn't stopping Verbinski/Fernadillo to try make it the "Hard R" it deserves. June-29-2010
Bioshock Movie in Battle over Budget and Rating . July-6-2010
Bioshock may be modified to have a PG-13 rating, and here's how they'll do it August-26-2010
Bioshock/Half-Life/Tron "Game to Movie" News August-31-2010
Ken Levine on Bioshock Movie Progress August-31-2010
Overview on the August 31st podcast, Bioshock movie "Still an active thing" September-1-2010
AICN gets input on Verbinski. May be Directing after all? September-10-2010 Contributed by the handsome Mr.Plum
Bioshock Movie Postponed... again. Hollywood still not ready to pitch in. September-12-2010
Interview with Ken Levine October-6-2010
Gore Verbinski on why Bioshock movie failed to get off the ground. February-12-2011
Other movies in same basket as Bioshock. Cant have an R-rating. March-8-2011 Contributed by the breathtaking Inhale/Exhale
Bioshock movie "meetings" happening next week. May-19-2011
First Bioshock meeting leads to optimism. May-26-2011
Ken Levine has no need to get a movie made. November-14-2011
Interview with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo about Bioshock. March-14-2012 Contributed by the Fantastic Berringer
Juan Fresnadillo left the project. March-25-2012 Contributed by the Illusive IllusionOfLife
Bioshock Movie isn't dusty on the shelf yet. May-4-2012
The movie is expected to follow the exact same storyline of the first game, and has recently had Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 weeks later) drop out as director. Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Carribean) was the original director, then producer, then dropped out of the project. They were full force in creating the movie, and Gore was quite a fan of the game itself. The movie had an expected release of 2013 and would be live action with hopefully as little CG as possible. In a past interview, Gore said the sets were being created for the movie then the "plug was pulled" due to the studio thinking that it will cost too much money. The movie supposedly had a healthy budget of $160 million, but has been recently cut to less than $100 million. Pre-Production is rumoured, but word still awaits when actual production will start.
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- Gore Verbinski (Most known for directing "Pirates of the Carribean") was supposed to be directing the Bioshock movie. But has dropped out of the project along side, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Fresnadillo is most known for his zombie apocalypse movie "28 weeks later" and was pushing hard with Verbinski to get this movie out until Hollywood pushed back.
- When the idea was pitched, the movie was originally supposed to be released coinciding with Bioshock Infinite. When production was actually going, the movie had a scheduled release for 2013. Now, word awaits if there will be a movie at all.
- John Logan was the original writer for the Bioshock movie adaptation. Although of course, after many changes and budget cuts. Ken Levine is supposedly the only writer now for the Bioshock Movie. Implying that progress is going quite slow, or he's simply going to be one very busy person re-vising the Bioshock script all by himself. John Logan is most known for his work in "Gladiator", "Sweeney Todd", and "The Aviator".
- Although the movie had a healthy budget of 160 million dollars. (Supposedly) It was cut down to approx. less than 100 mill. This has also been the main reason for it's constant pushback in release.... money.
- Bioshock may be pushing for a hard PG-13 rating as opposed to it's deserving R rating. Although Fresnadillo, Verbinski and Ken are very against this. It costs money to make a good R-rated film and Hollywood just doesnt feel like they're up for it at this point.
- Real sets were being established and Verbinski/Fresnadillo were ready to get into making it. Then suddenly, the plug was pulled. And Hollywood awaits until it feels comfortable releasing a big budget R-rated film.
- Ken Levine had a meeting with directors and head designers during the 2011 E3 convention which lead to optimism. But in the long run, really didn't mean squat for production in the movie
- Jack :
Wenworth Miller Wentworth Miller, is most known for his Action TV show; Prison Break.
Sam Brodie has been recently "rumoured" to be Jack rather than Wentworth Miller. Sam Brodie is most known for his independent work in "Red Corvette", "The Kingdom", and "Teller".
Braden Lynch This actor who's role is not given was Braden Lynch. He is most known for voices in the "Halo Wars" game, and various people in television shows such as "Parks and Recreation".
A: Bioshock does get attention, it's just the money that's a problem. Movies like "Saw" and The Human Centipede" are very low budget movies. It's also about overall profit, in consideration to studios, actors, and marketing. Bioshock, (in order to be a "theatre released" movie) would need a budget between $100-175 million dollars. Including all marketing costs, a movie needs to make approximately double what it cost to create just to break even. Any money afterwards is considered profit. Taking a big budget PG-13 movie like "The Day After Tomorrow", (which cost 125$ mill) it made a little under 550$ mill. Which is approx a 300$ mill profit. (+2.4X profit) While an R rated movie like "Saw" (which cost 1.2$ mill) made approximately 103$ mill! Thats a +83.8X profit! The bigger the audience and the lower the cost, the higher the profit. Bioshock may have quite a fanbase but to be a profitable movie, it needs money. Ironic, eh?Q: Why do movies like "Saw" and "The Human Centipede" get attention and money, while Bioshock doesn't?
A: Speculation is very understandable. Articles have first since started since 2008 (if you've checked the articles section!) And just when things look up, things go horribly wrong. We don't know if there is a movie coming up, because just when we were at a breakthrough, plans got pushed back to step one. (See article Bioshock Movie Postponed... again. Hollywood still not ready to pitch in) A date is hard to determine though, as it may come out in 2 years if Bioshock: Infinite adds to the publicity at all. Or it may come out in 8+ until someones brave enough to take it on.Q: So, is there a movie coming out? If so, when?
Bioshock Movie Update July-7-2010 (Video)
Chad Dukes Interviews Ken Levine August-31-2010 (Podcast)
Why a Bioshock Movie is Impossible Feb-14-2011 (Video) Contributed by the Dashing Epstein_The_Swami
Fan-made Bioshock Movie poster arrouses fans. (Picture)
(Fake) Bioshock Trailer July-8-2010