NEWS - Friday, May 9, 2008

Verbinski to Direct BioShock Movie

Take-Two has announced a deal with Universal Studios to bring hit Xbox 360 shooter BioShock to the big screen.

The film will be directed by Gore Verbinski, whose previous credits include the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and The Ring. John Logan, who wrote Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd, is in talks to produce the screenplay.

Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick was responsible for negotiating the deal with Universal. "BioShock has been hailed as one of the most highly cinematic and richly plotted titles in interactive entertainment, making it extremely well-suited to film," he commented.

"In partnering with Universal and Gore Verbinski, we have assembled a team that respects the uniqueness of BioShock and will translate it into a powerful movie experience. Our ability to attract a major studio and unparalleled creative team speaks volumes about the strength of our BioShock franchise.

"It also demonstrates how Take-Two is delivering value based on our strategy of creating and owning our industry’s most powerful intellectual property," he added.

And according to Variety, Verbinski is excited about BioShock’s unique setting and storyline. Apparently he’s particularly inspired by the Big Daddies and the Little Sisters, plus the art deco stylings of Rapture.

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

Verbinski has already been consulting with Ken Levine, the game’s creative director, but it’s not clear if he’ll have an official role in the film’s production.


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