Bioshock Movie Loses Second Director

on March 24, 2012 4:04 PM

Bioshock enthusiasts, prepare to be Bioshocked (I am so sorry for that pun, but I just can’t bring myself to delete it). Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has left pre-production on the Bioshock film adaptation, following on the heels of Gore Verbinski.

Fresnadillo, in an interview with Indiewire, says “Right now it’s on hold. The studio and the videogame company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating.” This may come as a relief to gamers who are sick of seeing their favorite stories unceremoniously butchered on the silver screen, though to be fair Uwe Boll wasn’t on board for this one so there was still some hope.

As it is, Bioshock creator Ken Levine isn’t too broken up about the loss. In an interview with industrygamers, Levine stressed that, “for us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made,” Levine stressed to us. “For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game.”

With this kind of attitude, hopefully the hiatus will prove beneficial to the final version of the film — or, should they fail to come to an agreement, it might prevent yet another abominable, half-assed film from continuing the already underwhelming tradition of video game movies in general.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.