BioShock Film Adaptation Deemed a Floater

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BioShock Film Adaptation Deemed a FloaterBack in May we wrote up a story from Industry Gamers stating that hopeful fans shouldn’t be writing off the possibility of a movie version of the popular video game franchise BioShock. That was then …

Today the site reports that creator and Irrational Games head Ken Levine declared that he feels there’s no need for a feature film based on the dystopian horror game.

We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made,” Levine stressed. “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.

And so it goes … washed away with the tide.

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  • theGoldenSimatar

    Sadly I’m not too surprised at this happening. Definitely think it’d be a great film and I’ll say I’d love to see Bioshock in 3D. While I think it’d be awesome to see on the big screen, the I think problem falls to simple numbers.

    While the games (or any game for that matter) might have made hundreds of millions; each unit costs $60 – $150~ (if you include Ultimate-Limited Editions). According to NATO average US ticket in 2010 was $7.89 so just from a domestic standpoint; each game sold equals anywhere between 6-15 tickets. If everyone who bought the game buys a ticket…then there’s still 5-14 people who have to be courted to come in and watch the film.

    Sad not to see it come together….maybe in the future.