Gore Verbinski and Universal have picked up the rights to develop a movie about a man leading a double life in virtual world Second Life.
The screenplay is based on a Wall Street Journal article that addressed the troubles of a woman who discovers her husband is married to another person in the game. Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight will develop it.
Whilst the man claims that he’s never physically spoken to his virtual spouse, in game the pair own two dogs, pay a mortgage together and “spend hours shopping at the mall and taking long motorcycle rides.” Frankly we prefer games where you can shoot people.
BioShock Still Coming
Unfortunately the announcement doesn't mention the development of Verbinski's BioShock. Based on the smash game, the Pirates Of The Caribbean director snapped up the rights after becoming interested in videogames a few years ago.
"Of all the games out there, I think 'Bioshock' is the one that's the most engaging," he told Variety in May. "I think the whole utopia-gone-wrong story that's cleverly unveiled to players is brimming with cinematic potential."