Juan Carlos Fresnadillio is going to ruin this. If Chris Nolan was going to work on this.... Then this would be amazing!
Back in June 2008, BioShock publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that the dystopian shooter was to undergo a big-screen adaptation, with Pirates of the Carribean director Gore Verbinski at the helm. Since then, the project has suffered several setbacks, with Universal Pictures placing the film...
Back in June 2008, BioShock publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that the dystopian shooter was to undergo a big-screen adaptation, with Pirates of the Carribean director Gore Verbinski at the helm. Since then, the project has suffered several setbacks, with Universal Pictures placing the film on hold due to a ballooning £160 million budget. Even director Gore Verbinski had second thoughts, though he turned down a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie to direct BioShock.
Now, Variety reports that Verbinski has stepped down from the director's chair altogether, with Universal in talks with 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to replace him. The film trade notes that Fresnadillo's appointment hinges upon Take-Two's approval, which has final say over director approval.
According to Variety, Verbinski is said to have turned down the project after Universal made plans to move much of the filming abroad, conflicting with the director's schedule. The report notes that Verbinski will remain the film's producer through his production company, Blind Wink.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is best known for helming postapocalyptic horror film 28 Weeks Later, though this is the only major movie the director has on his CV.
If the director takes this seriously and doesn't just make this a stupid action movie with a bioshock name tag on it, it could be so good. Bioshock is an extremely complex world with awesome dialogue and in depth ideas. The director needs to take his time and make this a kick ass film.
this better not suck like other game movies, i'm serious. this could be good but it's a habit that directors screw up movies that are based on games
Anyone curious if they are going to incorporate Bioshock 2 parts into this? Just to help with how Rapture was made...
Oh god, I first read it as "Bioshock movie gets directer of 28 DAYS later". That would have been.... fantastic :(
watch it get destroyed just like every other video game adaptation movie ever made where they try to make their own twist like those resident evil movies. MAKE A FILM ABOUT THE STORY IN THE GAME AND FOLLOW IT AND YOU WILL HAVE SUCCESS! IT WAS A GREAT GAME WITH A GREAT STORY. Not everyone is a gamer and to many it would make for a great movie. But tell that to mr. hollywood and he will probably sh!$ in your corn flakes
Wow i really wish Verbinski was still directing. I'm sorry to say but i have more faith in him than Fresnadillo. Pirates seemed to be a better movie than 28 weeks later.
I liked 28 Weeks Later, and Pirates. Fresnadillo should do fine. I only wish a director with major talent, and a proven record would take on some of the other great video game IP's out there. At some point, Hollywood will realize the game IP's are becoming...have become the far superior form of media entertainment. There is just to much potential wasted in both directions right now. Everyone seems to be afraid of the stigma attached to the game to movie, and movie to game projects already done.
@buttons2010. Yeah Terry Gilliam would've been good a good choice if he was still making good movies like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, but I don't see that happening anymore. I could get a pleasant surprise though when The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus comes out.
IMO, on the relative strengths of 28 Weeks Later & the Pirates movies, Fresnadillo is a far superior, and more suitable, director to Verbinski.
I really hope this makes it to the big screen. Game movies aren't usually that great, but this one has potential.
For a little while I really thought we were going to get a good video game to movie adaptation. Now we most likely won't be getting it. The director's style just doesn't fit now.
Movies of games CAN be good IMO. I really like Tomb Raider, Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil 1, RE:Degeneration and FF7:Advent Children. 28 weeks later was rubbish compared to the first film and I blame the director so I won't hold my breath for this film.
Like the comic book generation before, I like the Idea of creating video games into actual movies. The problem arises when, like the comic books, they are turned into pathetic reproductions with poor story lines and acting. I would love to see a realistic, intense version(s), of such cult hits as "Halo" and "Mass Effect"...etc.
Well personally i think both Advent Children and Resident Evil Degeneration were good, but then again they were both CGI and not live action. Strictly live action video game adaptations, i cant think of any that are good, although i suspect the RE franchise must have been successful to have 2 sequels made.
@ everyone, this is why they keep updating the directors, is because without one of those epic director's this movie will more than likely fail, i think its a great idea if they dont take it directly from the orginal bioshock storyline, making it more of a holdout type thing where we take a look at the survivors of when the splicers went mad, or another crash landing thing with multiple characters, making it different from the game storyline is what will make it succeed (along with a good director like Verbinski,not Fresnadillo)
They should get Gore back and kick this bad director fool out and have Steven Spielberg as executive director cause the Pirates films and Transformers films were EPIC and this game is EPIC. So WIN WIN for Epicness!
I wish Verbinski was still doing bioshock. We had a better chance with him than I think we do with Fresnadillo.
BioShock was a great game to play, but it's going to be a train wreck of a movie. When will Hollywood learn? ....probably when we stop paying to see these abominations.
Good God......JUST STOP ALREADY!!!! Pretty much every video game based movie I can think of has done nothing but murder the beautiful story that we all loved from the games. Hollywood tries to add their glitz and glam to a storyline from a game (that was most likely perfect as it was) and they end up hacking away at the core of the story that drew in players. AHHHHH!!!
Oh God.....this guys probably going to destroy the Bioshock name, including the game's atmosphere, horror, story, and design....why Hollywood??? WHY!!!!?????
Eh i enjoyed 28 weeks later, although it could not hold a candle to 28 days later. One day a big budget movie adaptation of a video game will hit it big and be both a box office and critical success, but I do not see this being it.
Maybe if they can start focusing on making these game-based films into big-budget blockbusters that maybe are even worthy of coming close to getting an oscar, i would be more happy with the news.
I am terminally skeptical about this one. I just see no way that this ends up being a good movie. They should have left this one alone.
28 days later was very good. I agree with picklesrocks. 28 weeks later was absolutely horrid. How could they have messed up such a good beginning of a series. Bioshock I feel meh about that movie and almost every other game movie that has ever came out. Now cartoon or comic book to movie adaptations get it right most of the time. They need to get with some tof those directors to get the game to movie titles correct. Spiderman. Xmen's, Superman, (classics and newer one), Xmen Origins, Transformers, GI Joe was actually pretty good, Start Trek was fabulous, Fantastic Four was decent, the Hulk's were fairly good movies, Daredevil was decent, almost all that I can name from a cartoon or comic book have been fair to very good and I 'm still missing quite a few good titles. There were some garbage ones to too I'm sure but none even come to mind right now so it can't be that many other than a few low budget ones like He-Man with Dolph Lundgren I can't remember another really bad one. Point is most of them are at least decent to good, whereas the game adaptations have been a major Epic Fail.
Good point about Alex Proyas. Well let's say I'd like somebody him. I was also thinking Josef Rusnak who directed The 13th Floor, someone who also has very little resume. Again, this no judgement on Fresnadillo, and the history according suggests that this could still change anyway. But given this game's style I'd prefer an Indie over an blockbuster director. And I prefer a director that placed emphasis on the science fiction and mystery over the horror and gore. Obviously there is horror and mayhem to Bioshock, it's an FPS duh, but a lot of the goosebumps were also psychological, like watching a little sister in action or meeting Andrew Ryan. And then there is the decrepit glory of Rapture that takes a budget, but also a director with an eye for subtlety.
Awesome 28 weeks IMO was a lot better than the first, and some one pointed out Verbinski did The ring and that was an awful film and was pretty boring. Also pirates of the carribean isnt a childs film its awesome
I really didnt like the 28days & 28weeks later movies. I love the game and if done correctly would look fantastic on the big screen but it will never live up to the expectations of the game.
28 Weeks later was the sequel, right? Yeah, it was terrible. Regardless, as much as I did enjoy the first game, I have no intention of giving a damn about a movie version from a director who's made one lousy movie. Of course, I probably wouldn't care much anyway, unless maybe the director was someone who I knew was good, or had made some movies I enjoyed.
o yea boyle, personally i think Slumdog is probably the most overrated movie of the last maybe 110 years, or the entire existence of film, but trainspotting did have its moments - dirtiest toilet in Glasgow cracks me up everytime. as far as this juan fellow hes to green, hes basically made the sequel and a couple of spanish films. The reason halo and bio shock both tried to get big name directors is because the game fanbase alone is not going to push the movie sales; i mean if they could say the dude who did Ring and Pirates, or the guy who did 28 weeks later big difference.
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