Gore Verbinski to direct BioShock film

bioshocksteamRemember that BioShock film rumor we reported back in January? Apparently the rumor was 100% true because Pirates of the Carribean director Gore Verbinski is all set to direct and produce the movie adaptation of BioShock.

Screenwriter John Logan (Sweeny Todd, The Aviator, The Last Samurai) is currently in talks to write the film’s screenplay. Publisher Take-Two Interactive will receive a "multimillion-dollar advance against gross points on the film."

The director said that a release date has yet to be planned but will start pre-production as soon as Logan can write the script. In addition, Verbinski noted that the game’s setting design and characters (particularly the Big Daddys and Little Sisters) inspired him to create the game into film.

Verbinski said, ""I think the whole utopia-gone-wrong story that’s cleverly unveiled to players is just brimming with cinematic potential. Of all the games I’ve played, this is one that I felt has a really strong narrative."

Don’t forget, a game sequel is also in the works, which is expected for release in 2009.

I’m particularly pumped to see how Verbinski will adapt the game onto the big screen considering his use of over-the-top visuals and atmosphere. Hopefully his run of PG-13 films with the Pirates of the Carribean films won’t leave the BioShock film in bad taste.

[Via ComingSoon.net]


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