BioShock film still "an active thing," says Ken Levine

BioShock mastermind Ken Levine has confirmed that a movie adaptation of the underwater shooter is still on the cards, though conceded it is impossible to determine when – or indeed, if – it’ll actually happen.

Chatting with the folks at DC radio station 106.7, Levine commented, “I will say that it is still an active thing,” adding, “And it is something we are actively talking about and actively working on.”

However, Levine added that this doesn’t necessarily mean for certain that a movie will transpire: “I can’t tell you whether — you know, the movie business is complicated — I can’t tell you whether it’s going to happen for sure or it’s not going to happen for sure,” he continued.

“But it’s something we are actively discussing, quite actively, and actively working on.”

Elsewhere, the developer also touched the various challenges involved in creating a BioShock film, most notably the fact the game’s protagonist, Jack, is virtually a non-entity throughout the entire  adventure.

“You can’t really do that in a movie,” said Levine. “That’s your guy, that’s the guy you are following through.”

He added that attempting to ensure the film stays true to the game’s vision would prove a “super, super challenge”.

The BioShock film is to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

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    October 21st, 2008
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