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Bioshock ... the movie?

Well, all I can say is, I hope the movie version of this over-rated game offers better plot devices than conveniently-located personal recorders all over the place. I've said it before and I'll say it again: There are many, many examples of games that do a much better job of telling a story than Bioshock. Half-Life 2 is just the most obvious, and a story that would also lend itself nicely to the big screen. Anyway...

2K Games announced today that it has reached an agreement for BioShock, the universally acclaimed smash-hit video game, to be developed as a feature film by Universal Pictures. 2K Games, whose 2K Boston and 2K Australia studios developed BioShock, is a video game publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

The prospect of bringing this blockbuster game to life has attracted not only a major studio, but top Hollywood talent. Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, is slated to direct and produce the BioShock movie. John Logan, Academy Award-nominated writer of Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd, is in talks to do the screenplay.

The expected release date and terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Related: My Bioshock review, in which I become the only reviewer to actually note that the game is excellent, yes, but also highly repetitive.

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