BioShock Movie: 17 Weeks Later

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 24, 2009 4:29am PDT

Four months after the BioShock movie was placed "in a holding pattern" over budget concerns, Variety reports that Gore Verbinski has abdicated the director's chair and 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to succeed him.

Universal Pictures ultimately decided to film the movie abroad to take advantage of tax credits and exchange rates, a decision which would clash with Pirates of the Caribbean director Verbinski's schedule for his next project--though he is still attached to produce.

Fresnadillo's first foray into Hollywood was 2007 'zombie' movie sequel 28 Weeks Later, having previously written and directed several smaller Spanish-language films.

Sweeney Todd and The Aviator writer John Logan is penning BioShock's script.

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