Universal seems really determined to get this Bioshock movie off the ground. You know, because video game adaptations are soooo great and they need a piece of that action.
Now it appears that they’ve found a director for the project to replace Gore Verbinski who dropped out a few months ago. Variety reports that the new man for the job is Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who made his Hollywood debut two years ago with the surprisingly fantastic sequel 28 Weeks Later.
I feel like maybe there are a few folks out there who are deciding to step up the quality of video game movies. Between this film having a real director attached to it and the long-gestating adaptation of Halo which would supposedly be directed by District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp (and produced by Peter Jackson, as well), I feel like there may end up being a video game or two that just might turn into a real movie.
Because it really would have been so easy to have hired Uwe Boll or Paul W.S. Anderson by now.