BIOSHOCK Director: Gore Verbinski
Universal and Gore Verbinski are going into “Bioshock.”
Studio has signed a deal to turn last year’s hit videogame, which won numerous awards and sold more than 2 million units worldwide, into a film.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” helmer is attached to direct and produce. “Aviator” scribe John Logan is in talks to pen the screenplay.
“Bioshock” takes place in an underwater city based on the free market principles of Ayn Rand, but things have gone disastrously wrong. Players control a pilot who crash-lands at a secret entrance to the city, called Rapture, and is drawn into a power struggle during which he discovers that his will is not as free as he’d thought.
I’m curious to see what Gore Verbinski is going to do with this amazing and scary story. It’s going to be… well, very “gory.”