Levine Has “No Burning Desire” to Get BioShock Film Made
Considering how badly Hollywood would butcher a game-to-movie adaptation, it’s not a surprise. Well, that and Irrational Games’ head Ken Levine wants to give fans everything they want. That means dealing with the film after the release of BioShock Infinite.
While the movie is “still in the conversation,” a recent interview with Industry Gamers revealed that there simply isn’t a drive to have the movie made right this very instant.
“We got very close to having it get made — we had a deal in place and a director,” said Levine. “But for us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made.
“For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game.”
Levine said that he understands the difference between movies and games. However, if one were to be based on the other, there has to be common factors. In this case, Levine said that the movie had to “draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats.” But again, he reiterated that no one at Irrational has a need to see the movie made.
While hardcore fans of the BioShock series might sit and cringe at the notion of a movie, Levine has great creativity and a mind that could bring his visions to life. As someone who started his career writing screenplays, there’s not doubt that he would be the right man to make an amazing BioShock movie.
It’s his creation after all.
BioShock Infinite is due for release sometime in 2012.
Via Industry Gamers.