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BIOSHOCK still moving forward, now with brand new director at the helm!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Like most fans of the BIOSHOCK video game, I was really bummed when Gore Verbinski dropped out (or was forced out due to inflated budget depending on which story you listen to). That was a perfect match of mind and material in my opinion. However, Universal is apparently keeping the BIOSHOCK train rolling, which is good as of all the video games of the last decade or so the one that is the most cinematic and would look the coolest on the big screen is that game. 28 WEEKS LATER and INTACTO director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is "in talks" according to Michael Fleming at Variety. The article also states that Verbinski might be out as director, but still will oversee the flick as producer. Fresnadillo is a fascinating choice. I love the look of both INTACTO and 28 WEEKS LATER and BIOSHOCK as a property demands someone with a strong visual style. What do you folks think about this development?

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  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Universal must have a deadline to produce this thing

    by YackBacker

    Or else they may lose the rights? Who knows... I liked 28 WEEKS LATER, so at least the producers have good taste.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Yeah, 28 Weeks later....

    by Lashlarue

    Not bad. Decent movie, although it has a great opening sequence.<p> Too bad the rest of the movie isn't that good.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST


    by ZAM1138

    Hey, 28 Weeks Later wasn't too bad! All I hope is they can cram the story into a 90-120 minute film...

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Didn't know Verbinski was out

    by Bass Ackwards

    That is a bummer. Haven't seen either 28 Weeks or Intacto, not encouraged by the idea of budget concerns with a movie like this. This isn't the kind of movie that's gonna get by on a shoestring.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Agree with you Lash

    by kjmad25

    Not nearly as good as 28 Days Later (which kind of turned weird towards the end itself.) But I can't wait for a Bioshock movie and Bioshock 2. It's a shame Verbinski isn't on board anymore

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Bioshock needs more than just visuals

    by onezeroone

    Yes, it is visually stunning. But at same time it has such a deep story. Even if you just go by ground covered in first game, there is enough material in there to make 2-3 movies. And not to mention Bioshock2 comes out this holiday season.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by BoE

    I hope they spend the money and really work on the script for this - one of the most compelling environments and plot lines. I've always thought Hollywood ought to be doing more movies with Randian themes - not that I'm a fan of her "philosophy", but her ideas do push peoples buttons. I recall Pitt was attached to Atlas Shrugged for sometime.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    And anyone getting Batman: Arkham Asylum game?

    by onezeroone

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    28 Weeks was a disappointment after 28 Days

    by solanine

    Quite possibly the worst overuse of close up quick cuts I've ever seen. The action was impossible to follow. Not to mention the fucking zombie dad. I don't know how I feel about this. If they get anyone from those films, I'd rather it be Danny Boyle.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    28 Weeks Later was awesome. Go fuck yourself.

    by Black Jesus

    Gore would have been a better choice for this movie, but at least it's not some shitty guy taking over.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Would you kindly be a good movie

    by Cartman86

    I'm so torn on if this game can work story wise as a film. I'm basing this on the game's story of course. Yeah it doesn't have much character interaction or dialog (lots of information and dialog comes through tapes and TV's), but that aspect can be altered a bunch to fit for a film. What I'm more worried about is the fundamental plot points that come about by the end. I just wonder if they are too specific to a videogame. That they are only interesting because of the medium it's in. And I don't mean that in a negative way. I'm not saying games have lower standards. In this case the plot is specific to "interactivity". If you have played it you know what I'm talking about.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1 a.m. CST


    by Elohim

    Absolutely agreed, Cartman86.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Now I'm scared.

    by Raymar

    28 Weeks later was shit.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    No More Remakes. No More Adaptations.

    by NivekJ

    Just play the damn game. It's plenty atmospheric enough. Great sense of design and sound. Music's great. I'm oh so tired of remakes, re-quels, sequels, and adaptations. <p>Even the most original movie out no, Inglourious Basterds, took its title from another movie. We need more originality. Read the book. Buy the comic. Play the game. Netflix the TV show. And quit remaking this crap. Come original, why don't cha?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Video games and films

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    are a bad match to start with. What will they do to an M rated game to actually turn it into a PG13 horror(ish) film? It's bound to suck, and you know it.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Halo......Bioshock?...............where's METROID????

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Is there actually an argument that Bioshock is more $$ potential than Metroid?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    I think Nintendo learned its lesson after the Mario Bros. movie. I doubt they'd sell the rights. BTW onezeroone, Bioshock 2 has been pushed in 2010 :(

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by Variable

    Obviously, after Disney's comments that a POTC 4 script had already been completed, and that they were therefore waiting to start production on Lone Ranger until POTC 4 had a director, this is most likely Verbinski's return to the franchise. I don't think any director would pass up the opportunity to work with Depp again.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    LOVED the game, and 28 Weeks Later

    by Pitofbenders

    was a pretty kick ass movie. I liked it better than 28 Days actually. As long as they keep the story as engaging as it was in the game I'm confident the movie will be good. I'm not a big first person shooter fan by any means, but Bioshock was one of the best games I have ever played.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Great game... Not the worst director choice

    by andrew coleman

    I say give it to Neil Bloomkamp. He got knocked off of HALO so might as well give him another video game movie.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Video Games and Film Argument

    by seanny_d

    I feel that the argument that video games cannot be made into successful films is a ridiculous one. I feel I've made this point before, but a movie can take the idea from a game and turn it into something awesome. <p>Regardless of what you think of the sequels, most regard the first movie as a very successful adaptation...of a theme park ride. I can't believe that anyone would have thought that would have worked out, but it did. The fact of the matter is, you get a good screenwriter in there, and the possibility exists for an excellent video game movie. It fails when the filmmakers want to stick too strictly to the source material or are just shoddy filmmakers in general. I wish that the studios would see this and put some genuine effort into the video game projects.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    hmmmm. How can a bioshock movie work??

    by _KOALA______NOT_A_BEAR_

    How can it work?? There would only need to be one little girl & one Big Daddy. The little girl could be a real girl, that requires rescue?? Maybe like a Newt type inspired character from Aliens, but has been turned rogue & is in league with the Big Daddy somehow?? The Big Daddy would have to be foreboding, and probably have to be CGI. Man in suit would not work, Big Daddy needs to be big, not a big & clumsy suited dude. The set pieces need to be huge! The set design will really need to be over stylized for the movie to work. The games style was amazing. The Doom movie failed so badly because it looked like some cheap warehouse or industrial setting, it didn't look anything like a futuristic facility on Mars (I really do not think the producers of Doom even played the game!!). The studio needs to learn from Dooms mistakes. One gimmick of the First Peron shooter scene aint gonna cut the mustard, no cutting of thy mustard seeds, or mustard balls... so no cutting hairy mustard balls.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    No, the Big Daddy's would NOT have to be CG.

    by Shermdawg

    Good costume design and camera trickery could pull them off easily without having to take a unnecessary trip to the CG well.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    this has so much potential to kick ass

    by martinlutherkrangjr

    as much as i love bioshock i still think SYSTEM SHOCK would make the better movie. it would rock to see shodan on the big screen. seriously, i played that game when i was like 12 yrs old and there is one part where you walk into a seemingly normal room, it blacks out and then shodan appears on all the monitors laughing and you are attacked be cyber-mutants. first time a game ever scared me. <p> blomkamp would be sweet for this though, especially if they are going to cut the budget. rapture needs to be fully immersive, pretty much the main character. it wont be bioshock if its not the crazy derelict art deco style. and neil could do some sweet psuedo doc stuff for all the recordings and whatnot that add to the backstory.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    There's a movie that would actually benefit from 3D.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Haven't seen any of his projects..

    by Aeghast


  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    mario brothers was a good movie. plumbers v nazi lizards in blad

    by ironic_name

    plumbers v nazi lizards in bladerunner

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    that said, this will be terrible

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE HALF-LIFE 2 GAME?!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Ray Gamma

    Half-Life and Half-Life 2 are probably the greatest video game property for movie development ever. Why has nobody snapped it up yet?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    Yes I will be getting Batman: Arkham Asylum

    by Praetor

    Game of the Year I predict.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    People you have been warned

    by boogy110

    about video game movies The following is a list of films released theatrically at the time of introduction. Some may not have been given worldwide theatrical release. Super Mario Bros.: Peach-Hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (July 20, 1986) Super Mario Bros. (May 28, 1993) Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture (July 16, 1994) Double Dragon (November 4, 1994) Street Fighter (December 23, 1994) Mortal Kombat (August 18, 1995) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (November 21, 1997) Wing Commander (March 12, 1999) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (June 15, 2001) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (July 21, 2001) Resident Evil (March 15, 2002) Pokémon Heroes (July 13, 2002) Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (July 25, 2003) House of the Dead (October 10, 2003) Resident Evil: Apocalypse (September 10, 2004) Alone in the Dark (January 28, 2005) Air (February 5, 2005) Doom (October 21, 2005) BloodRayne (January 6, 2006) Forbidden Siren (February 9, 2006) Silent Hill (April 21, 2006) Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (July 15, 2006) Dead or Alive (September 15, 2006) Dōbutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing) (December 16, 2006) Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (July 14, 2007) Clannad (September 15, 2007) BloodRayne II: Deliverance (September 18, 2007) Resident Evil: Extinction (September 21, 2007) Hitman (November 21, 2007) In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (January 11, 2008) Warrior (July 19, 2008) Far Cry (October 2, 2008) Max Payne (October 16, 2008) Resident Evil: Degeneration (December 17, 2008) Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (February 27, 2009) Now with the one minor exception of Silent Hill, which of you mother fuckers is going to tell me video game movies work well, are great ect. lol

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I love Bio

    by boogy110

    It has awesome potentiol to be an incredible looking movie, but you know they gonna fuck it up.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by boogy110

    my bad

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Remmer

    by sonnyfern

    ...the dude rocked in 28 Weeks Later...and he rocked hard.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Video Game movies

    by boogy110

    Suck 8==================D

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Holdin' out for Atlas Shrugged

    by Chameleon88

    I have to say, it's a good story (read an outline on GameFAQs). The writers are forgeting a few important things about the nature of Capitalism and Rand's Objectivist morality, though. First, even in an insulated society like Rapture, a man like Fontaine could never "corner the market" in anything without being challenged eventually by rival businessmen. But pretending he could, all that would need to be done to stop Fontaine would be to prove he was violating the Natural Rights of others. Under Ayn Rand's objectivism, the only legitimate role of government is to protect man's rights and person from physical force. Because Fontaine wasn't just a businessman, but a criminal, Ryan should have found no contradiction in arresting him very early in the story. Fontaine was no Atlas.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Neill Blomkamp should direct it

    by awepittance

    he's one of the only filmmakers working right now capable of capturing modern videogame aesthetics in a not shitty way (ie:resident evil extinction) on film.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Colin Farrell as that irish guy on the radio!!...

    by 69DUDE

    ...I forget his name.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for Batman: Arkham Asylum

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I even got the deluxe edition which is probably a mistake on my part. But whatever, a 14 inch batarang! <p> As for 28 Weeks Later, it had the look right, it had the basis right, it even had most of the movie right. I just thought it was stupid that the dad survived most, if not all of the movie. </p>

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    I thought the point of the plot was that Objectivism, being utopian, idealistic tripe, was no match for the far less romantic notion of criminal manipulation.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Good news, however I'm waiting for the Dead Space Movie

    by Stalkeye

    as the game rocked just as much as Bioshock. (IMO) the programmers did a great job when it came to implementing fear and suspense not to mention amazing sound effects and a few plot twists. yeah this should make for a good IP.If it's done right that is...meaning NO Uwe Bollocks or Paul Water Shit Anderson.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5 a.m. CST


    by TheMarineBiologist

    Play the game. Trust me... you'll have a better understanding of how the book relates to the game afterwards. BurnHollywood basically gave you the gist of it.<p> After reading both Atlas Shrugged and finishing Bioshock, you would see that Andrew Ryan is basically the John Galt figure... after 10 or so years of civil war within Galt's Gulch. Ryan's attempted buying out of different companies within Rapture was something that Galt would himself have protested.<p> Rapture is Galt's Gulch gone terribly, terribly wrong. I don't mean in the usual horror cliche way, but morally/politically. The world of Rapture was not made for someone like Fontaine, though the structure made it immensely simple for a man like Fontaine to take advantage of it.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Also, Arkham is going to be awesome.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    That is all that must be said on that topic.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Re:Batman Arkham Asylum

    by Stalkeye

    Played the Demo and pre ordered the game.It's actually the best looking/playing Batman game done in a loooonnnnngggg time. (Since Konami's Batman Returns.) and BEHOLD, Bats is wearing the Black and Grey togs! REJOICE Bitches!

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Damn, Still Wanted Verbinski to Direct

    by My_IQ_is_135

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Good choice...

    by DC Films

    I enjoyed Intacto a lot.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST

    I still want Gears of War directed by Ridley Scott.

    by Knuckleduster

    Fat chance of that ever happening, I know. But a man can dream. <p> After the success of Star Trek, I'm surprised we haven't heard any Mass Effect rumours.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Can't see a good story being made out of this game...

    by ThunderPeel2001

    The story IN the game was fine, but not for a film. What are we talking about here? The Posideon Adventure essentially... so what's the point? Go make something else.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Not bad

    by Sebilrazen

    Intacto was an incredible movie, and while I enjoyed 28 Weeks Later, it would be tough for anything to follow 28 Days Later

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Better Than This

    by Cobbio

    I like Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. He's got a great visual style and a darkly twisted sense of humanity. "28 Weeks Later," to me, was a far scarier film than its predecessor. I haven't seen "Intacto" but I'd really like to.<p> Much as I like Fresnadillo, however, I don't think he should waste his time on a video game movie. Boogy110 listed all the video game movies ever made above, and holy shit... what a tragically horrible track record. Wow. Not one film that I'd consider "good" falls anywhere on that list.<p> Which supports my contention that video games make terrible, braindead movies. The medium of XBox is fun for kicking back and gaming, but not for memorably dramatic, or even mildly entertaining films.<p> Are people reading that list? Holy shit, I didn't realize it was THAT bad.<p> It's like a cinematic black hole, and as much as people want to argue that video games can make good movies, the evidence doesn't support you. Not by a long shot.<p> The reason I don't think Fresnadillo should direct "Bioshock" has to do with Brian Wilson's famous quote: Beware the lollipop of mediocrity -- lick it once and you'll suck forever.<p> Don't lick it, Juan. You're better than this.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I'll second a GoW flick by Ridley Scott

    by ATARI

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I thought Silent Hill sucked.

    by beastie

    But I blame that on Roger Avary's horrible script as I think a better writer would have made something that wasn't quite as laughable. Christoph Gans, probably didn't understand how horrible the dialogue sounded as English isn't his first language. His visuals did kick all sorts of ass.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Regarding Half Life movies

    by savagedave

    I heard that a number of people/companies have approached Valve with ideas for making a movie out of it, but they all fucked them all off due to how godawful they were (similar to Uwe Boll and his alleged approach of Blizzard over a WoW movie).

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Was Uwe Boll unavailable?

    by Fill3rup

    You know,because of his sterling work converting Video Games to Movies... Far Cry anyone?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by NinjaRap

    Please. Friends don't let friends watch Shakycam movies. If this director opts to repeat his stylistic decision from 28 Weeks Later, wait for video.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Little shit next door would make a great little sister

    by BurnHollywood

    Probably has a slug in her gut, too.<p> I like most kids but this one? She's the ringleader, organizing all kinds of shit. Send her ass to Rapture, I say.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Where's the PONG movie?!?

    by Curious Jorge

    I think Gore Verbinski should direct it. It definitely demands a strong visual style.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Really? You liked 28 Weeks Later? Really?


    I dunno bro....that was an epic disappointment to me after the greatness that was Danny Boyle's eerie and moody 28 Days Later. And the not so subtle anti-American slant was beaten over our heads til all we could do was look at the stranger sitting next to us in the theater and call them mama. Kind of ham-fisted and heavy handed, if you ask me.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    No, no, no, no- BASEMENT you have to choose

    by YackBacker

    You have to choose between ham-fisted and heavy-handed. We do not use both in the same sentence, let a lone the same post. Make your choice or off to the Phantom Zone you go.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I liked 28 Weeks Later...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>But it sure as fuck doesn't scream "Perfect for Bioshock" to me. Verbinski's Pirates of the caribbean films however, particularly Dead Man's Chest, does.</p><p>I think it's a fuck up of epic proportions if Universal isn't willing to pony up the dough for Verbinski if he wants to direct the picture.</p>

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    28 weeks later was shit hot!

    by TomHooligan

    Probably my favourite opening scene to a zombie movie ever. Robert Carlyle running for his life down hill with a ton of zombies chasing him... awesome! Anything or anyone associated with Danny Boyle kicks arse in my oppinion.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    "Would you kindly"

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    That aspect of the story, while awesome in a video game, will be laughed out of the theater. I'm not saying the premise can't work, they just need to massage how it works.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Batman AA: Amazing Game

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    Get it.... It is one of this years surprises. Who knew that Edios was capable of publishing an excellent game?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Shadow Complex Movie

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Metal Gear Solid Movie

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn: Delux Edition?

    by onezeroone

    Or you mean the Collector's Edition? The Batarang looks awesome. I am just going for the standard PS3 edition with Joker as playable in challenge mode. Are their any other extras in the CE?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Not to be a downer, but 28 Weeks was not that great...

    by dr sauch

    I hope this works out, but you have to admit that 28 weeks was visually "gimmicky" and pretty bad. It sort of aped 28 Days, but the style was not a match for the substance, and that sort of blew it.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Don't Care

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    The game was NOT that amazing. Yeah it looked cool but every single FPS ever made looks and plays pretty much exactly the same. FPS shooters are like the blockbusters of the video game world: loud, repetitive and stupid with lots of shooting and no story plot and they all make millions of unnecessary dollars.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Conflicted on 28 Weeks Later

    by firewhale

    I agree with all above who stated the opening sequence is one of the best zombie attack scenes ever filmed. But can someone please explain why the zombie father runs around poking everyone's eyes out? Why? Other than that the filmmakers wanted to capitalize on a visceral scene from the first movie. It makes no sense and took me out of the movie in a big way.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Dr Sauch, I couldn't agree with you more.

    by KevinMuller

    28 Weeks later was such a mess.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Batman AA is amazing

    by David Cloverfield

    Never played a game this long without taking a break since I "grew up". Just fucking awesome all around. and I'm not a batnut

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    INTACTO was mesmerizing & completely original.

    by LoneGun

    After that film and the horrifying 28 WEEKS LATER, I'm pumped to see anything Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directs. As far as I'm concerned, he's definitely one of the most exciting filmmakers to watch for, at this time.<p>Now, I'm really interested in BIOSHOCK.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    boogy110 wtf r u talkin about?

    by ominus

    Mortal Kombat was for its genre, a great movie based on a vgame.Humour,action,imaginary,a decent story and respectful to the original source.If it was also R-rated with bloody fatalities,it would have been a beatmup action masterpiece. <p>Silent Hill had an amazing atmosphere and visuals,but that french director should had just stick to the amazing story of the second game.Instead he made a salad of all the vgame stories,throwing a lot of fanboy references,and created a mediocre story which ruined the whole movie. <p>I would love to make a Half-Lilfe movie,some years ago there were rumours that tarantino was going to direct a movie adaptation since he is a huge fan,but nothing happened.But the problem with HL1/2 is that it really doesnt have a story.its just a collage of events and mysterious charactesr.just like in Xfiles or Lost,you just keep walking a ,thrilling for sure, road which leads nowhere.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Koyaanisqatsi u r wrong

    by ominus

    Bioshock is a great vgame,combining visuals,gameplay and content.It also gives a view of the the philosophy of obectivism. <p>Take a look here: <p>I think u should give it one more chance.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    One of the problems with videogame movies

    by Sasson

    The writer can either stay faithful to the plot of the game, in which case we will complain that they are just giving us a story we already know. On the other hand, they can craft a new story, in which case we will complain that they did not stay faithful to the story.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Will Bobby Darin be doing "Beyond the Sea"??

    by benlinus

    If so then Im fucking there....that man was the king of smooth......

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    I played through the whole game and just wasn't impressed. Granted, as you can prob tell from my earlier post, first person shooters just aren't my kind of game. I'll concede the story was better than a lot of videogames but the gameplay was no different than any other FPS, they are all the same. Point and shoot.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by Godzookys_Dead

    You are a sad, ignorant little fuck with little to offer the world but your useless ramblings. To write "every single FPS ever made looks and plays pretty much exactly the same" proves your lack of intelligence and experience in what you write about. Why don't you do us all a favor and spend more time experiencing videogames and less time trolling the talkbacks and looking for fights. Try CoD4, Half-Life2, Halo (not 2 or 3) Killzone 2 or some 3rd person shooters like Uncharted and Gears of War.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I agree about its gameplay

    by ominus

    despite the variety of gameplay styles u could follow inside the game,it still wasnt something remarkable new compared to other fps games.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by Godzookys_Dead

    WTF? Your second post to Ominus is what your first post should've been. At least you finally explained yourself and come off less like an assshole.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by Godzookys_Dead

    I agree the gameplay might not have been wholly original. The greatness of BIOSHOCK comes from the story of Jack and the world of Rapture. Very rarely has a videogame engrossed me the way BIOSHOCK did.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    I do prefer third person shooters like uncharted and gears of war. They tend to be more cinematic and I prefer that. Still though I'm not a big fan of shooters in general. They tend to be pretty boring unless you're playing with friends. And even then it's the fact that you're playing with friends that's fun and not the game itself. I totally understand why it's a popular genre of game, it's just not for me.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    current storyline unadaptable...

    by kaspianwithak

    The game has a great skeleton for a film, setting/atmosphere/ideology. But trying to do something that follows the mutated genetic freaks/adam/mind-control plot of the game will be laughable. Somebody already mentioned how "would you kindly" worked in game but wouldn't work in a movie, the movie would have to engross you at a level equal to the game in order for that trick to be pulled off successfully. Basically, screenwriter, more than director, will tell whether this sucks or not.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Godzookys_Dead

    That's cool and I can respect that. Sorry I came on too strong.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    That being said...

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    The Conduit on the Wii was pretty damn good. It truly is the best control scheme of any FPS on any console. But it's still a shooter and the story actual level design and gameplay didn't break the mold. Still more fun to me than say CoD4 and Halo and such.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    First Person

    by Aquatarkusman

    I think there was a Sam Spade-type movie in the 40s where the whole movie was shot from the perspective of the main character. Of course, they have bulky cameras with limited movement back then. They should try it again, if only to nauseate the entire audience.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    More Dungeon-Crawlers

    by Aquatarkusman

    All games and movies should play/look like Gauntlet.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I agree Godz.thats why i finished the game with cheats

    by ominus

    i wanted to watch its magnificent story,and i was fed up stopping every 2minutes to hack some plumbs or search corpses for money in order to buy ammo.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    As big a fan as I am of Danny Boyle...

    by FlyingGuillotine

    ...I liked 28 WEEKS better. I'm excited to see what Fresnadillo can bring.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The thing about Arkham...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...what's with all the characters having midget arms, including Batman? Everyone's hands fall just under the waistline instead of just above the kneecaps. Don't believe me and see for yourself with your own lying eyes.<P>Won't keep me from buying a copy, natch. The voice work alone is reason enough to support this title.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Meannwhile Bioshock 2 is being delayed till next year.

    by Stalkeye

    2K said that they need more time to develop and perfect the game (which I heard is a prequel of sorts.) but the cynic in me thinks that they are experiencing "HaloMW2Phobia" as both games will grab most of "Johnny Firstperson's"gaming dollar$!

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    And for the record....

    by Stalkeye

    ..28 Weeks was much better as it was more akin to a true Zombie thriller wheras the first one served as a metaphor in which Man is the true monster. But that doesn't say that 28Dl was a bad film by any means.Both are very good Zomie genre films.<p>However the DoTD remake kicks both thier asses.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    RE: Revenge/Kaspian: Would you kindly?

    by ras752000

    Brain control plot point laughed out of the screening? I was under the impression that the Manchurian Candidate is a fairly well regarded movie . . . they even remade it, no?

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Nah Halo has eaten its breads

    by ominus

    thats franchise goes from bad to worse.The fact tha COD4 trashed Halo in the multiplayer arena of the Xbox live serves proves that.I do hope that the new games will bring back its former glory,because Halo universe is great.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by Stalkeye

    There are more likely Hardcore gamers that prefer the CoD over a Sci fi themed Shooter like Halo3.I personally never really cared for Halo but the 3rd game was much better than I expected plus One of XBL Marketplace top downloads are the Halo 3 Map packs. So going from bad to worse is a bit of a understatement IMO. OSDT looks to be promising not to mention that Neil Blonkemp's Halo short included the OSDTs in action. Too bad Microsux backed out of the proposed Halo Movie deal.<p>Basterds!

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Designwise City Of Ember reminded me of Bioshock

    by skimn

    And from a purely visual standpoint, whatever happened to the guy that did Sky Captain? This would be tailor made for him.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    There already is a Half Life movie...


    it's called District 9.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Speaking of FPs, Killzone 2 is highly overrated

    by Stalkeye

    I noticed that Gphoria had mentioned that KZ2 won for best graphics (beating out RE5 and GoW2's awesome high res visuals.)Graphics?What graphics? everything looked murky and bland so much that I haven't even bothered to finish the fucking game. The gameplay itself is nothing new or refreshing just the ususal run and gun fun.It's funny when a side scroller like Shadow Complex is more fun than Sony's 3 years in the making,"bells and whistles" Fps that fell short of living up to expectations.<p>It seems that KZ2 did not "own my ass" as one of the Tbers kept saying...*cough*Johnno*cough*

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Immortal Fish

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Just because you have gorilla arms, doesn't mean the rest of us do.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    of the all CGI video game. Hell, why not just play the dumb ass game on the big screen and be done with it? My eyes hurt already...

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by Reckoner


  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P>How long do I have to wait for the confirmation email?<P>

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    The game was good

    by T 1000 xp professional

    but it didn't work so well with me. However the story is much much better and I do believe the movie version if done well can be superior.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye, you may enjoy Wolfenstein

    by skimn

    Its a pretty standard FPS, but a couple of weapons reminded me of District 9 type weaponry. And you get to kill Nazis...

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I think its strength is the art design

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>Other than that I have to agree it wasn't revolutionary or whatever. It was a good 1st person shooter...and that's it.</p><p>It had some semblence of a plot, but most games do. Personally I liked the plot for Condemned better.</p><p>My favorite video game movie is undoubtedly Silent Hill. I thought Christoph Gans just knocked it out of the park. It captured the interesting story and fantastic visual style of the games. I know there were people that had some sort of problem with it, but only the stupid ones so I can live with that.</p><p>So I'm totally fine with a Bioshock film. If they spend the money it will be gorgeous on the screen. But they will have to actually construct a story for it because there isn't much of one in the game. There certainly are no real fleshed-out characters in the game.</p>

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    hmmmm....early prediction

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    THIS SHIT WILL SUCK!The guy with the list up above is right...i fucking shudder when these films come out...please, just stop.Unless you hire Neil Blompkaf(?)-then just don't do it.Games make for bad films.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Bioshocks art deco design style

    by ominus

    should be transfered to the movie.They will be idiots if they dont do this.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Blomkamp is good, but don't put him on everything

    by onemyke

    I love him and D-9 but his style isn't suited for everything. Someone said that the way he made D-9 seemed more Half-Life 2 than Halo anyway, and I agree. Blomkamp on Half-Life 2, let Spielberg fuck with Halo and give this guy Bioshock, screw. I think we should be more worried about the script. I'm in the camp that is worried about any Videogame/Movie adaptation (either way is troublesome) but I think that THIS game has the potential to come close to breaking that spell. There's a cinematic story in here. Would you kindly just get a great screenwriter for it? Visual artist should take a backseat to great storytellers for this one.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Oh it's ON NOW Stalkeye!!!

    by Johnno

    You laid down the gauntlet by calling me into this! First, please point out ANY post I've ever made around here hailing Killzone 2 as some kind of FPS gaming Masterpiece! The graphics are indeed awesome though and do own your ass! That's plain for anyone to see, I bet you can't finish the game because you're still getting your ass handed to you at the end level! Let's see is there anything else out there with better graphics in an FPS... hmmm... Crysis? Oh goody, you found one!!! I bet it didn't take you long to think of either considering there's only one, and it's only applicable on high end PCs to boot! I wonder what other gems you've got in store for me! I'm-a fuck you up and send you running!

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I get chills just thinking about a Bioshock movie


    This movie is going to be SO creepy! Color me excited. This is just a great time to be a fan of movies.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Will reinvent the way movies are experienced <P>Epic masterpiece<P> mind-blowing<P> Photo-real<P>Jaw-dropping<P>CGI unlike anything you have seen before<P> Like dreaming with your eyes open<P> Revolutionary<P> Cameron's Lawrence of Arabia<P>Game-changer<P>This generation's Stars Wars<P> Unlike anything you have seen before<P> Truly amazing<P> Prepare to be blown away<P> Breathtaking <P>Like a highly addictive drug that had left my mind yearning for more<P> Can't stop dreaming about it<P> This movie had activated parts of my brain that were previously untouched by conventional, two-dimensional films<P> <P> Does not look like shit

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    enough with halo

    by turnbullAC

    the first was decent but the second and the third are horrible, and i would never want a movie for them. A bioshock movie however would certainly be a great idea and i have faith in this new director, assemble a good cast and this has the potetial to be the greatest videogame movie ever (I know thats not saying much)

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Journey: The Video Game: The Movie

    by AzulTool

    Steve Perry jumps over barrels and climbs ladders. Until the 3rd Act, when a giant gorilla fucks him in the ass. Coming Soon, Aerosmith: The Video Game: The Movie. Join Steven Tyler as he runs around a maze dodging ghosts and eating power pellets. Until the 3rd Act, when a giant gorilla fucks him in the ass.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Good choice - yet how about John Carpenter?

    by hallmitchell

    That would really drive this through.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I'm actually interested now

    by Chameleon88

    Despite what I see as erroneous assumptions about Objectivist ethics and the legitimate powers of government in a lassez faire economy, I kinda want to play the game now. Problem is, I don't have access to a PS3. My stepfather has one, but he doesn't like to share. But that's his right. I hate him for other reasons.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by Jumping Windows

    Drilling out all your ADAM in 2010! Eat all dem chips, y'ear?

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Chameleon88: Bioshock is on PC too

    by onezeroone

    And you don't need a Crysis level PC to run Bioshock. My year oldlaptop runs it fine enough.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    I was more excited for Gore Verbinski

    by OutlawsDelejos

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Good ol Johnno

    by Stalkeye

    Thought I'd give ya a shout-out for biging up a not to promising FPS. Now allow me to reiterate: KZ2 was not worth the hype you and a few others put there as the graphics look bland.But allow me to disregard the aestetics for the time being and focus on gameplay...nothing new or mindblowing either as Resistance has more interesting weapons and better stages.<p>I don't have the convenience to search for past posts in which you hyped the game,however my memory is good enuff.I could finish KZ2 in less than a week if I so choose just as I have with Bioshock,Gow 1&2,Halo 3,Resistance FoM,FEAR 2,Clive Barker's Jericho,CoD4 MW....shall I go on? And those aforementioned games are more innovative than KZ and with "purty pictures" too.<p>I don't play Video games on PCs ergo nay on Crysis but that aside, if I ever saw you on the maps, be it KZ2 or even your beloved MGS4 online, I'll be the one that will send your ass running.XD

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the recommendation skimn

    by Stalkeye

    Wolfenstien looks promising but this game didnt receive much press or previews but nonetheless it received favorable reviews.This is one game that should have made into a Movie..more interesting concept than QT's Inglorious Basterds IMO.Wolfenstien deserves praise as it's the grandaddy of all FPS.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Benlinus, Yay for the Bobby Darin love

    by Stabby

    I'm a huge fan myself. If you don't have it yet go to Amazon and pick up the DVD "Seeing is Believing." You won't regret it.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by cifra

    OSCAR nominated director already, and both Intacto and 28 Weeks Later are among the best "fantasy" films of the last decade. So, yes, I'm in. And still don't get all that "Weeks" hate, when it's clearly superior to Boyle's rip-off of Day of the Dead in the last third of the first installment.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Fresnadillo would be perfect for a Left 4 Dead movie

    by Stalkeye

    which should be made as it can provide some kind of story to this plotless game.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Universal: Would you kindly not let this suck?

    by SkinJob69

    Bioshock deserves a great adaptation.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    That's because you won't find anything Stalkeye!

    by Johnno

    Because you're full of shit! I don't have to defend Killzone's visuals. The game speaks for itself and by and large you're a minority when it comes to liking its art design, and you were putting it down long before the game ever released so you'd already made up your mind! Which is besides the point as our discussions in the past were largely based upon you trolling the PS3 and you attempting to call it out as being graphically inferior or whatever, and that blu-ray would be a failure! Frankly, I can't even recall if you even have a PS3! So I wonder if you even played those games anyway! I bet you're still waiting for MGS4 to release on the 360. I'd play you online but I don't feel the need to shell out for a 360 and on top of that pay a yearly subscription just so I can. And I wouldn't doubt you could beat me in virtual battles as I'm a single player guy who hardly ever goes online and I hardly FPSes anyway. And I've already told you this, but it's clear that your memory is not serving you right...

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    You got it wrongo Johnno.

    by Stalkeye

    You're a funny guy Mr. Otaku, I have owned a PS3 for almost Two years and for the record (got it as a gift from the the lovely Missus), I have been defending the damn console on these boards years ago(Built in Wifi,no subscription needed,Blu-ray and the capability to upgrade your HDD to 500 gigs, while storing media content such as Divx files.)and got called out on it by a few Tbers.But it's all good since i own BOTH consoles although gamewise, i lean more toward the 360; better controller and the custom soundtrack option sealed the deal.Oh and there's exclusives like Gears of war,Halo and how long did it take for PS3 to get both Bioshock and Ninja gaiden 2??? a fucking year! I have played and beaten MGS4 on my shiny PS3 a year ago BTW, (great game no need for another spinoff or sequel "Kojimasan")Oh, and what post have I trashed Blu-ray?both consoles have their Pros and cons and hopefully the new Slimmer PS3 model will give Sony the momentum it deserves...well that and more EXCLUSIVITIES!!I'm mostly a single player guy too, but I don't mind the competition.I'll tell ya what Johhny lighting, if and when I find the exact post, I'll drop the link on this thread.<p>M'kay?

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Ok, so I misquoted you. :P

    by Stalkeye Quote: Killzone 2 will be fucking your Eyeballs next year.<p>End Quote.

  • Aug. 25, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for KATAMARI DAMACY to be directed by Spike Jonze...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I was thinking about the Bioshock movie a few weeks ago...

    by The Amazing G

    and I was hit with an inspiration, make it basically METROPOLIS under the ocean, that is to say instead of a direct adaption of the game make it about the rise and fall of Rapture as a whole and make Ryan and Fontaine major characters, there could still be plenty of action as Rapture goes downhill of course