news\ Mar 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Bioshock movie put on hold indefinitely


Bioshock fans will have to wait even longer for the corresponding film adaptation, which has recently lost its director and is now surely sunk in the depths of development hell.

"To be honest, by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff," Juan Carlos Fresnadillo told Indie Wire during press rounds for his most recent movie, Intruders. "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."

Fresnadillo was set to produce the Bioshock film alongside Gore Verbinski, best known for directing The Ring, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and Rango.

From Irrational Games, the developer that worked on the original Bioshock as 2K Boston and 2K Austalia and is now making the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, creative director and co-founder Ken Levine said, "It’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer. We’ve had a lot of great talks with great people about it ... It’s definitely something that’s still in the conversation."

No word yet on who, if anyone, will be replacing Fresnadillo.

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