Yeah, yeah.. So I’m a little late with this news, but I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just some Internet rumor floating around. I always thought BS would make a great movie. Now for the real question. Will BioShock: The Movie be any good? We all know how many video game movies totally suck (like 99.9% of them, and that .1% mostly suck) How could Hollywood go wrong with this movie? The characters, the actions, the plot, the environment.. it’s all right there for the director. He/She wouldn’t even need to think to make this movie rock.
so how could it suck? Just wait until release. I have faith that Hollywood will find a way to make this no brainer suckth ass.
Ah, videogame adaptations. Critics hate them, audiences mostly ignore them…and yet the studios can’t seem to get enough of them, which is why — if the latest rumors are correct — BioShock could be coming to a theater near you.
The scoop comes from Joystiq, where “a reliable source within a major film production company” has shared the news that BioShock developer 2K is in discussions with said company to bring the bestselling game to the big screen.
If you aren’t the gaming sort, here’s a BioShock synopsis from the gang at CinemaBlend:
Bioshock is a first person shooter set in an alternative version of the year 1960. The game follows a plane crash survivor named Jack who explores a spectacular, crumbling underwater dystopian city called Rapture. The city is infested with mutant beings and mechanical drones which, as you’d expect with fleshy-headed killers, attack.
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “Sounds like the kind of thing someone might want to use a lot of green screen to make,” well, the studio’s apparently right there with you; according to Joystiq, “the studio hopes to bring the fallen aquatic utopia of Rapture to celluloid life through extensive use of green screen technology, an approach not dissimilar to Legendary Pictures’ interpretation of 300.”
Obviously, this is just a rumor right now — but BioShock has sold oodles of copies, and where a studio senses a built-in audience, a film (or dozens of films) aimed at that audience tends to follow. And anyway, we’re getting another Street Fighter movie, so really, this isn’t much of a stretch. Excited yet, gamers?
[Via Rotten Tomatoes]