BioShock movie loses director, put on hold

The BioShock movie has lost another director, and has once again been put on hold.


Progress moves slowly in Hollywood. Take BioShock and its associated movie project. The film has stalled over and over again, and now it's hit another roadblock. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director brought in after Gore Verbinksi left the project, has said that he's no longer attached.

"To be honest, by now, I'm completely out of that, and developing other stuff," Fresnadillo told IndieWire (via Gamasutra). "Right now it's on hold. The studio and the video game company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating."

The budget has long been a major consideration for the project, which is no surprise after so many high-profile video game adaptations have flopped. The ratings issue is particularly notable for fans, since the mood of the game would lend itself to an R-rating -- but R-rated movies don't usually bring in audiences the way PG-13 films do. As of four months ago, BioShock creator Ken Levine said the project is "still in the conversation," but was non-committal about plans. Now that the project has been put on hold yet again, it's hard to tell when we'll hear more.

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    March 26, 2012 12:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, BioShock movie loses director, put on hold.

    The BioShock movie has lost another director, and has once again been put on hold.

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      March 26, 2012 12:32 PM

      the only way to make an R rated video game movie is to be a horror game

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      March 26, 2012 12:45 PM

      Movie will require GFWL anyway. I'm not watching it.

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      March 26, 2012 12:53 PM


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      March 26, 2012 12:58 PM

      They should quit producing half-assed SystemShock clones like BioShock, BS2 and soon BSI.
      An appropriate, modern SystemShock remake or SystemShock 3 would be perfect. THEN they can make a movie... a SystemShock movie! SHODAN must be back!

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        March 26, 2012 1:30 PM

        A real System Shock Reboot is long over due.

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        March 26, 2012 1:40 PM

        Oh fuck yes! Bioshock was a huge disappointment compared to the glory that is SHODAN and System Shock 2.

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        March 26, 2012 2:44 PM


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      March 26, 2012 1:02 PM

      The working title was "Andrew Ryan of Rapture", but they shortened it to "Andrew Ryan".

      Would you kindly spend $350 million?

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      March 26, 2012 1:33 PM

      It's for the best.

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      March 26, 2012 2:10 PM

      Game Movie #1031 put on hold, more news at 11

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      March 27, 2012 8:21 AM

      Damn! I was kind of hoping they would pull this off. It would have been an interesting movie.

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