So what hell, is this damn movie going down or what? i am sick of this on/off BS!
Well of course, Hollywood doesn't like the Bioshock1 theme: dark hard-R horror with a political theme that challenges popular principles in the US. So it is very hard to make it fly, hence the struggle for funding. On the other hand, Bioshock-Infinite would be an easy sell:
1. bright patriotic theme (4th of july, in the sunny sky)
2. no SciFi stuff like plasmids and genetic engineering, instead good ol' potions -- Harry Potter style magic => goes down much better in Hollywood.
3. standard love story: prince charming saves the beautiful heroine (except instead of white horse, he might have a black eagle but that's more patriotic anyways)
The last one is THE MOST important for Hollywood, just look at what they did with Titanic! A huge catastrophe that could have been full of horror and devastation is depicted as a gloomy love story (oh and by the way the ship goes under in the background but you need to pay attention to details to notice it beside the drooling love story in the spotlight). Same for Pearl Harbor. So my guess is: we will never see a Bioshock movie based on the first or second game, BUT we have good chance to see one based on Infinite. And no, I'm not happy about that...
Well, lets not be so pessimistic. Gore seems to think the story of Bioshock 1 is still incredible so if does turn into to Infinite at one point. We can be sure, it will either be straight to DVD. (Or perhaps to blu-ray in the future?) Or a huge hit (directed by someone else) due to its simple action, slight twist, and strong/outrageous political storyline...
Yeah, Im still hoping they find a reasonable budget for the first Bioshock movie. I dont mind its story as I am neither political or concerned on what other people think about religion.
Wheres this script Ive been hearing so much about? XD
Thats not a script, you lied!
Update --- New "Question of the week". Hopefully some people answer it this time.
Other than that, there has been no serious update in the Bioshock movie.
Although please, if you have any knowledge whether it's secret. Or just plainly hasn't been posted up here yet. PLEASE POST! New info is always exciting ad appreciated.
And even if the scoop is small or tall. A story's a story, no matter how small.
I think, if done right, Dr. Steinman would be an excellent choice. His back story has always fascinated me. They could show him going mad and mutilating his patients. Seeing as he was one of the brightest minds in Rapture it would be fitting to include him in the movie. And if they hard "R" rating holds up, then they could do some great things.Excluding Andrew Ryan/Atlas, what other antagonist's should Jack confront in the movie?
COHEN! The movie has to have SANDER COHEN!!!
Blanche *cough cough cough*
Obviously, this movie would not be "G". But it has a lot of potential to become a typical "PG-13" movie. Hollywood can curve around those brutal ideas of casting off unworthy children. Which just makes the situation all the worse of course. Dampening down a movie, that was dampened down (in consideration to Rapture) to begin with.
Rapture is by far a darker place than Columbia. I'm sure we can agree on that at least.
I agree with the many posts above... Don't know how far a Bioshock movie would go though. If they do make one, it won't be coming out for years I'm sure.
Wasn't there a Halo movie being worked on? Seems like movies based off of video games don't get far. Or perhaps Im wrong, but that's what I feel.
Update ----- 2 days ago, an interview was taken with Ken about his work with movies. His opinion on movie-to-game business. As well as Bioshock Infinite. Explaining more about the city, and how Irrational games plans to work on it. Check the first page for the link.
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If it's PG-13, it will be dissapointing. But were not the millionaires here who decide that. They're just people looking for a profit. And even thought this may sound mainstream, I totally think Christopher Nolan should direct it. He puts such thought into his characters that not only do they struggle with the physical conflicts around them. But their deep inner conflicts as well, and its done very well, all the time.
Well, whatever we get. Let's hope were not 80 years old before it comes out...
@Question of the Week:
Hell yes, it would ruin it. There's no love in BioShock. Who's Jack going to fall in love with? A splicer?
I thought the Bioshock movie had already been released, titled, "Pandorum".
An underwater city (a massive ship in Pandorum which had traveled across galaxies to find a new habitable planet for mankind which had crash-landed in the target planet's ocean) wherein humans/colonists would awake only to have been eaten or if lucky to find shelter in the ship to fight another day. Many colonists as they awake from their cryostasis fought with and died against cannibalistic mutant humans; a process that continued for centuries...until one group of humans awoke from their cryogenic sleep only to fight their way through the maze of the mutant infested ship to finally escape with their lives, saving in that process, the lives of 1000+ humans who remained locked in their cryogenic units.
It was a really good movie.
...by the way Ryan, you have 666 posts!
On the other hand, are you excited for the real Bioshock movie coming out? Whats your opinion on the question of the week?
(Luckily nothing bad happened)
Also, Tenenbaum is now a hot, blond, German spy who falls in love with Jack along the way.
Oh, and Little Sisters are actually Communist Midgets...
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I knew this would happen. I guess this suicide pill will do the trick....
Update ----- New "Recommended for you." section added to the front page/second heading. As well as all links have been underlined for further clarity.
For what its worth,
Universal is kind of crazy place right now because of the Comcast merger, there been some executive changeovers and there might be more on the way. Additionally, they have a contract with Hasbro to produce movies based on their IP within a very limited timeframe, or else they lose the rights, so they are deep into production on the very expensive (last rumor was 200M) Battleship hoping it hits ala Transformers and have other films like Ouija and (believe it or not) Stretch Armstrong in active development for 2012.
Its very unlikely they could get a Bioshock film into production for release in 2011, and most likely you would not want to see a project like this taken on right now given the merger uncertainties. With so much of the slate tied up in 2012 with the Hasbro properties, its very unlikely you would see a Bioshock film until spring of 2013 at the earliest, and depending on the budget/rating/other variables, it would seem more likely to be penciled in for a mid/late July date.
In short, I don't think its a dead project, but don't hold your breath.
Personally I'm against a Bioshock movie. I mean with the exception of Silent Hill, most video game based movies are aweful imho and even SH was just ok. Bioshock also has a very deep story and is very dialog driven and trying to explain everything in a 90 min movie would just feel rushed imho. But who knows maybe/hopefully I'll be wrong and it will be amazing but I'm not holding my breath.
It's funny... After watching the newest trailer for Sucker Punch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brBuIeH0vfg I'm thinking that, although she's way too gorgeous for the role, Carla Gugino would make a good Tenenbaum. I mean, just listen to her voice there. Sounds just like the game!
And the Silent Hill film... was crap. A good movie, but a horrible translation. Pyramid Head had no reason to even be in it, narratively speaking.