For everyone who wasn’t played what is one of the greatest video games of all time, here’s a quick synopsis of the plot to BioShock on the Xbox360:
You start of the game in control of a character who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the middle of the ocean. As the plane goes under the waves, you notice a rocky island, with a weird building on it. You go in and investigate, and discover that miles underwater is the hidden city of Rapture. It was created in the ’30’s by the geniuses of the time, but since then something horrible has gone wrong when the residents of the perfect city tried to perfect the human genome, and almost everyone went insane, cannibalistic and ravenous. The few survivors left are either trying to kill you for food, or are incased in giant metal suits trying to sanitize the city back for future use, or are possessed little girls haunted by the ghosts of the deceased, crazed residents.
Anyways, this game was considered unfilmable, due to the MASSIVE BUDGET it must require to film properly (seriously, the art direction in this movie is unmatched my anything else on an format of entertainment), but this hasn’t stopped Universal from attaching a director and a writer to the project.
Gore Verbinski (the Pirates trilogy, The Ring) would seem like the absolute prime candidate for directing this creepy, big budget extravaganza, and John Logan (The Aviator, Sweeney Todd) will be providing the adaptation. Expect this some time in 2011.