Gore Verbinski to Direct Bioshock Movie

The movie version of the popular game BioShock was rumored to be headed to the big screen for a while now, and it appears as if it’ll finally happen, with the trades reporting that Gore Verbinski will be directing the film for Universal, and with the prestige that Verbinski’s name currently boasts after the success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, this thing is pretty much in the bag. Now all they have to do is actually make it.

Variety has the announcement:

“Bioshock” takes place in an underwater city based on the free market principles of Ayn Rand, but things have gone disastrously wrong. Players control a pilot who crash-lands at a secret entrance to the city, called Rapture, and is drawn into a power struggle during which he discovers that his will is not as free as he’d thought.

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

I’ve never played Bioshock, but then again, I’ve never played a lot of games. From what I hear, it’s one of those moody, atmospheric games, and definitely not for people who likes to run-and-gun.

According to Take-Two, the people behind the game, they’ve structured the deal with intentions of getting it actually MADE, and in an attempt to avoid the disaster that was the would-be Halo movie.

John Logan is currently in negotiations to script the movie.

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