Fans Take BioShock Movie Production Into Their Own Hands

on December 2, 2011 5:00 PM

Just like The Legend of Zelda series and countless others before it, the BioShock franchise has earned itself a cadre of fans dedicated enough to attempt to create a movie sans an official greenlight from the game’s creators. The BioShock Movie channel posted the first trailer (embedded after the jump) teasing what we can assume is an unconscious Jack Ryan waking on a beach holding a Big Daddy doll.

The film is being directed by Jared Pelletier, whose Twitter feed is rife with production images and the like. I guess if Gore Verbinski can’t do it, the project may as well be produced by a group of loyal fans. Series creator Ken Levine says there’s no need for a BioShock film, and I’d have to agree, at least in the sense that if you’re going to do it, you’ve gotta do the thing justice.

The Irrational Games boss told Industry Gamers: ” 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.”

Hopefully Pelletier and company keep these comments in mind while they’re shooting. I’m looking forward to seeing how the project turns out. But we all know how projects like this tend to turn out.

What do you think? Should these folks keep going for it? Should there even be a BioShock movie at all? The games are pretty cinematic on their own, after all. Take a gander at the trailer before passing judgement. It’s actually pretty damn neat.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.