I suppose if he can turn a 6-minute animatronic boat ride into 8 hours of entertaining film, he can be the one to break the curse of the video game adaptations, too. Gore Verbinski, most famous for his sprawling, epic trilogy ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean,’ has signed on to adapt XBox 360 game Bioshock. While I am of the opinion that video game adaptations can’t be successfully pulled off due to the nature of the very thin narrative games inherently have, Verbinski noted the following regarding the game:
“I think the whole utopia-gone-wrong story that’s cleverly unveiled to players is just brimming with cinematic potential,” said Verbinski. “Of all the games I’ve played, this is one that I felt has a really strong narrative.”
Bioshock follows the story of an underwater city living by the Ayn Rand philosophy. When a pilot accidentally lands in the city, he learns that things are not quite as they seem. John Logan, writer of ‘Aviator’ is in talks to pen the script.
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