It appears Bioshock is the next video game set for film adaptation. We get the following news and game description from our friends over at moviesonline:
Today it has been announced by Variety that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski will be helming the movie adaptation of the hugely popular Bioshock game.
Developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, BioShock is a “genetically-enhanced” first person shooter set in Rapture, an underwater art deco-inspired utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. To survive, players can turn everything they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with plasmids, hack devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.
Video game films have not caused much enthusiasm to date. They have a less than stellar track record, and the list of shit seems to grow every year. In time, a good adaptation will be made, it has to happen eventually (i hope). Will Bio Shock be the first to lift Excalibur from the stone in victory, where all others have failed?
I haven’t played this game yet - but it looks bad ass and I may need to pick it up. The Deco inspired under water city is an amazing backdrop fro the action, the bad guys look rad, and the story line seems like it could lend itself well to a film version.
For those of you that have played the game; are you excited to see it adapted into a feature film? If so, please share your thoughts on what you would like to see in the move, and explain why you think this game has the potential to break the curse.