Monday, May 12, 2008
Bioshock - the movie
Wired reports: [edited]
Gore Verbinski's next film will take us back to Davy Jones' locker - but this time, into the undersea world of BioShock.
Verbinski, a fan of games who delivered the keynote address at the DICE summit earlier this year, praised BioShock's "utopia-gone-wrong" storyline, saying, "Of all the games I've played, this is one that I felt has a really strong narrative."
BioShock, released last autumn, is a first-person adventure game that puts the player into the ruins of a mysterious undersea world called Rapture, where he must discover what went wrong in what was supposed to be an Ayn Rand-style objectivist paradise.
In an interview with Variety's games blog, Verbinski elaborated on how he'll tackle the game's creepy moral dilemmas. "I think we'll go right up to the edge with the Little Sisters. I don't want to soften it to the point where the core audience feels betrayed," he said.