BioShock is officially headed to Hollywood, with a feature-length film unveiled today that will be directed by Gore Verbinski. Gore Verbinski is perhaps best known for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy starring Johnny Depp.
Universal Pictures will be responsible for the film, which has not yet received a release date. It is unlikely to be timed with the release of BioShock 2, considering Hollywood production schedules.
Verbinski is actually slated to do double duty on the BioShock movie, as he’ll act as both director and producer. Meanwhile, the screenplay will be headed up by John Logan, the Academy Award-nominated writer of Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd.
Labeled by many gamers as the best game of 2007, BioShock has sold more than 2 million units worldwide since August 2007, when it debuted on Xbox 360 and PC. BioShock 2 is planned for a release in 2009, although no platforms have been confirmed (a PS3 version of BioShock has been rumored, but it’s likely a matter of whether Microsoft wants to ante up for exclusivity).
You can read DailyGame’s BioShock review by clicking the link to the left. As BioShock 2 news is released and/or actors and actresses are lined up for the BioShock movie, we’ll definitely keep you in the loop.