In disappointing news for all the Bioshock fans out there, it looks like the film adaptation of the popular video game series is once again on the shelf. The film has run into many difficulties since day one securing the desired budget and creative control that a project like this would need. Gore Verbinski was set to produce with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo set to direct, but it appears the helmer may no longer be on the project.
According to director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, he has completely left the Bioshock adaptation due to the drawn out process of getting this film off the ground
“To be honest, by now, I’m completely out of that, and developing other stuff,” Fresnadillo said. “Right now it’s on hold. The studio and the video game company, they have to reach some kind of agreement about the budget and the rating.”
Fresnadillo has been trying to get the film off the ground for a long time, but has turned his attention to other projects due to the fruitlessness of his fight. Most notably, he is currently working on a Highlander reboot. “I find the concept very interesting, immortality as a curse. We’re using the materials of the universe, but this is some kid of reboot, since the story could use a new approach,” Fresnadillo said. “Everything comes from the universe of the original film. There will be no aliens!”
It seems that what may be a loss for Bioshock fans, may also be great news for fans of the Highlander series.
More on both of these films as they develop, or as in Bioshock‘s case, flounder in development hell.