Archive for May 9th, 2008
Variety is reporting that the successful video game Bioshock is getting the big screen treatment from Universal, and Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Carribean is attached to produce and direct. Bioshock is a first-person shooter that takes place in an underwater city where the inhabitants used ADAM, a chemical that allowed them to undergo genetic changes, including the ability to use “plasmids” which give them special abilities. Eventually they either turned into homicidal mutants, or were murdered by them, all while a power struggle took place in the city. The setting had a future-retro feel, which reminded me of the movie Captain Nemo and the Underwater City. Think it will fair better than Halo?