If you’re at all into video games, you are probably well-acquainted with 2K Games’ Bioshock, the dystopian sci-fi tale that has won numerous Game of the Year awards and sold truckloads of copies on the PC and Xbox 360. Clearly, all this praise and attention can have only one inevitable result: Hollywood wants in on the deal!
Joystiq reports that the game’s developers have recently been in talks with a major movie studio and “the two have been getting along famously”. Details are scarce at the moment, but an inside source says that they want to shoot the movie in front of green screens in the style of 300, allowing the underwater world of Rapture to be created almost entirely through digital means.
I can’t say I’m surprised by this news, and as we reported last year, Ayn RandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s book Atlas Shrugged (widely cited as the inspiration for Bioshock) is also getting a big screen adaptation in the near future. The idea of doing a green screen movie with CG environments straight out of the video game sounds intriguing, although in practice I don’t know that it would mesh all that well. Also, as much as the game’s atmosphere seems cinematic, I’m not entirely convinced that it will make for a compelling movie. Silent Hill seemed like a perfect match for cinema as well, but the resulting movie left much to be desired.