Im pretty bummed. I think Bioshock could have been adapted to film & it would have looked awesome. As always, video game films carry the stigma of being pretty bad (Mortal Kombat is till my favorite). The images you’ll see below were created by Kasra Farahani, an LA based Production Designer and artist working in the film industry.He has worked on a few projects you may recognize, such as: Thor, Star Trek:Into Darkness, Corpse Bride, Forward Unto Dawn, & several others. if you are unfamiliar with the story of Bioshock, here’s a description from IMDB:
The year is 1960, while flying over the Atlantic ocean, average citizen Jack blacks out and awakens to discover that he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Amidst the wreckage of his plane Jack spots and swims to a lighthouse and boards a Bathysphere that takes him deep within the ocean and into Rapture. Originally conceived as a utopia where a man would be entitled to all that he made without the interference of “parasites” by idealistic billionaire mogul Andrew Ryan. Rapture has since decayed and festered from the infectious effects of civil war and anarchy, brought about by the very ideals it citizens and it’s leader embrace. Aided by a sympathetic smuggler and a rogue geneticist, Jack salvages gene altering chemicals transforming himself into a superhuman, and uses his newfound powers and abilities as well as an arsenal of weapons to fend off the vicious hordes of psychotic mutants, security robots and armored supersoldiers that resulted from Rapture’s unrest while given the choice to either rescue or lethally harvest the genetic material from Rapture’s only citizens with a chance: the 10 year old “Little Sisters”. As Jack wanders through the condemning atmosphere of rapture, he treads towards a secret that for could shatter all that he has known forever.
The Gore Verbinski project probably failed due to the high projected budget($2million), dooming the film into development hell. The concept art accurately depicts the post apocalyptic vision of the underwater utopia of Rapture, as well as a Big daddy & Little Sister. I wonder if they would have adapted the game’s storyline, or if they would have gone with an original story. Enjoy below!
BONUS:Awhile back someone made a fanmade trailer, using clips from the games & movies and gave us a pretty sweet idea of what the film could of been:
How would you of cast the film? Do you think they should instead adapt Bioshock Infinite? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @nerdworktweets !