Bioshock On The Big Screen?June 8, 2008
For those of you who don’t know Bioshock, die. No, really. Bioshock is an FPS game that came out toward the end of 2007 and shocked many with its incredible cinematic story telling. Its engaging and immersing story line coupled with it’s great graphics, sound, and game play made it one of the best, if not the best, single player FPS of 2007. If you haven’t played it, GET IT.
Over the last month, it was confirmed that Bioshock will, in fact, be made into a movie. It will be directed by Gore Verbinski. Some of the films directed by Verbinski include the Pirates of The Carribean Trilogy, The Mexican, and The Ring. The movie is set to be rated-R to stay true to the violence and gore in the game.
For those who want the full story: Joystiq Confirms Bioshock Movie
I must say, I’m a little skeptical because of the reputation that movies get when adapted from games. The only decent movie(non-CG) adaptation of games that I can think of is Silent Hill, and maybe Resident Evil, and that’s stretching it; however, I do think that Rapture, or Bioshock’s world, would make a very good setting for a movie. It will be difficult to make a first-person masterpiece into a third-person storytelling experience, but there’s always hope. I am looking forward to it, but I won’t be getting my hopes up too much. Technology has come a long way, and I’m hoping that they can utilize it to its fullest to bring out a real masterpiece.