About a year ago famed Bioshock game creator Ken Levine confirmed that Universal Studios had cancelled its plans to adapt a Bioshock film. It was to be headed by director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger) but a number of creative issues, including budgetary concerns and whether to shoot for an R-rating or PG-13, led to the project's quick death.
Well, all is not lost Bioshock fans! Kotaku just broke the news that Sony has registered three domain names: bioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net and bio-shock.net. I think it's safe to surmise that a major film studio registering the domain name bioshock-movie.com is hoping to make-
...wait for it.
...a Bioshock movie.
Granted, we have no idea what kind of time frame Sony is working with, whether they've green-lit the project or who's attached to it. So, we'll file this one under: Keeping an eye on it!
Let me know in the comments below what you think of this new turn of events! Are you glad Gore Verbinski's Bioshock never came to be, and should we go under the sea to Rapture with this first outing, or above the clouds to Columbia?