Ken Levine has ‘no burning desire’ to have BioShock film made

BioShock father Ken Levine has admitted he doesn’t have a major desire to see a movie adaptation of his acclaimed horror-shooter get off the ground just for the sake of it.

Speaking to IndustryGamers, Levine issued an update on the project, commenting,  “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 last spoke of the movie back in May, where he said the film was unlikely to get made “unless all the right pieces are in place.”

The film itself has been on the cards since 2008, back when Gore Verbinski was attached to the flick. However, the Pirates of the Caribbean director left the project in 2009, and was later replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadilo of 28 Weeks Later fame.

Levine went on to add that if a BioSHock film were to materialise, then it would have to cater to the fans while simultaneously offering newcomers a suitable introduction to the franchise.

“For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will give the fans something that they want, and, for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game,” explained Levine.

“There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats.”