‘Bioshock’ Movie Still in the Works

Video game designer Ken Levine reveals the movie is, "being actively worked on."

A Bioshock film adaptation is still in the works
A Bioshock film adaptation is still in the works
A Kotaku reader discovered a radio interview with Bioshock video game designer Ken Levine, where he said that a Bioshock movie is still moving forward. Here's an excerpt from the site's article:

"I will say that it is still an active thing," Levine tells DC radio station 106.7. "And it is something we are actively talking about and actively working on." That doesn't mean filming of the project is 100 percent certain. "The movie business is complicated - I can't tell you whether it's going to happen for sure or it's not going to happen for sure," Levine adds. "But it's something we are actively discussing, quite actively, and actively working on."

We reported just over a year ago that 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had taken over the reins from Gore Verbinski, although Gore Verbinski will still produce the movie (if it happens). Ken Levine also talked about making the project with a solid lead character instead of the game version, where you only see a hand with a gun:

"You can't really do that in a movie," Levine says. "That's your guy, that's the guy you are following through." The trick is to stay true to the game and also round out the character "so he's not literally a hand with a gun" and "so he's actually a person who is going through some sort of progression through his life."

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates on Bioshock as soon as we have more information.

Bioshock is in development .

Sources: Kotaku

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Comments (24)

  1. Shadow Of The Day

    Great News.

    5 years agoby @asifFlag

  2. Emmytt

    better be good

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  3. Ryan Moran


    5 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  4. skywise

    I just started playing Bioshock 2 recently and i am just as impressed as the first game. Its moody and atmospheric and the story is done quite well. I cant wait to see how this all turns out. Crosses fingers.

    5 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Err

    this is cool, i've never played the game but what i have seen seems like it would make a cool movie.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  6. Escapist

    Woohoo can't wait to see this

    5 years agoby @escapistFlag

  7. fanboy

    please make this happen. the game was awesome

    5 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  8. T.Clark


    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  9. Anarchy

    very good game. but movie is gonna be sh*t with Wentworth Miller in it ...

    5 years agoby @anarchyFlag

  10. the Narrator

    Well that was informative..

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. WiseGuy

    Good news, love the game

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  12. ed_wood

    This movie just has to happen, but please not with Wentworth Miller in any role. Like Insert said, the backstory to this game is amazing and could be a truly great movie.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  13. T.Clark

    Wentworth Miller was rumored, nothing more. MW does that sometimes.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  14. ignitedspade

    Cant wait to see Wentworth Miller in this role. I know he will do a phenomenal job. Let's hope he is still on board if/when it starts filming.

    5 years agoby @ignitedspadeFlag

  15. Julian Left

    Cuaron would be the best choice for this IMO. I'm still waiting on some official news about Bioshock, Gears of War, WarCraft, StarCraft or Diablo movies will be made... I think WarCraft will be a nice universe something like LOTR but It might cost too much... I mean that's the same thing with Bioshock... if they want to keep it close to the game.. it might cost too much...

    5 years agoby @julianleftFlag

  16. Dan

    I loved 28 Weeks Later, I have a feeling this director will work just fine.

    5 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. T.Clark

    I've never seen 28 Weeks Later, but I think a more experienced director should be taking this on. Also, until proven otherwise, I think the only way this film can work if it's a prequel. There is SO MUCH backstory to the game. It would make for such a great movie in the right hands.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  18. Summit10

    awesome!!! :)

    5 years agoby @summit10Flag

  19. Somecallmemitch

    ohhhhhhhhhhh yea. hopefully james camerom wont ruin it

    5 years agoby @somecallmemitchFlag

  20. DoubleR0522

    I'm down, but i just hope they won't mess it up

    5 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  21. Jimthar

    i think ridley scott should direct this. i think he'd do an amazing job with it. but i'm optimistic anyway. hopefully it'll be a really good sci-fi flick.

    5 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  22. Goodbye

    I may be against video game adaptations.But I have I hopes for this one.So dont f*ck it up.PLEASE!

    5 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  23. gothamknight

    oh god we can only pray

    5 years agoby @gothamknightFlag

  24. Diaigma

    Well, let's hope so! :P

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

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