Fan of the Bioshock video game will be happy to hear that the planned big-screen adaptation has jumped up, dusted itself off and is ready to have another go at it. Earlier this summer it was announced that Gore Verbinski (first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) was leaving the project because its giant budget was forcing the project to film overseas…and, well, he didn't want to do that.
'Bioshock' is Back … with a New Director
Now, though, Variety tells us that Universal has moved on with their lives and is in talks with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) to helm the film, which will follow the only survivor of a plane crash out at sea who soon discovers an underwater utopia that's way more dangerous than it lets on.
It's an interesting move to go from Verbinski (who's remained onboard in a producer role) to Fresnadillo, who churned out a pretty decent sequel in 28 Weeks Later, but certainly hasn't proven himself to be the guy you hand a massive project like Bioshock to.
Are you a fan of the Bioshock video game? Are you happy with the director they've chosen? Who should star? And do you think they can make this film without an ugly looking CG underwater utopia?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.