If anyone asks us for a Fool's Gold (starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey) movie night, we'll pass...along with 2K Games founder Ken Levine. Speaking with Videogaming247 about the upcoming film adaptation of BioShock, Levine said:
“You’re always going to be worried that in that first meeting [the film producers are] going to be, like, ‘OK, it’s Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey on a desert island hunting for pirate treasure,’ but it’s not going to go that way."
Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is currently on the seat for the movie. According to Levine, Verbinski actually "gets" the BioShock franchise. “My expectation at this time, from everything that I’ve heard, is that it will very much honour the dramatic and thematic elements of the game… They certainly understand the material and are able to provide a stamp of their own.”
Levine said that as soon as BioShock (game) was made, he immediately knew that a movie adaptation was inevitable. He added that Take Two Interactive's chairman, Strauss Zelnick, was very much involved in getting the film "made in the right way". "There are a lot of smart people involved," Levine said. Well, we wouldn't want anything less than that in Rapture, would we...
BioShock, distributed by Universal, is currently scheduled for a 2010 release.