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Ken Levine Not Too Keen on Having a BioShock Film Made

November 15, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

While the BioShock franchise is known for its atmosphere and unique story, series creator Ken Levine doesn’t appear all that into bringing the franchise to the silver screen.

In an interview with IndustryGamers, Levine explained that the status of the BioShock film and his hesitation in pushing it forward.

We got very close to having it get made – we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made.

For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will give the fans something that they want, and, for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game.

There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats.

While it no doubt would be awesome to see a really great film based off of the underwater world of Rapture, it’s refreshing to see a developer actively protect the purity of their franchise.