Juan Carlos Fresnadillo in for Bioshock?

He's in talks to step in for Gore Verbinski

28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to take over directing Bioshock for Universal.

Gore Verbinski had been spearheading development of the video game adaptation, but has stepped aside because it's now going to shoot abroad to save cash and he's too busy with Johnny Depp 'toon Rango to be traveling.

And budget has been an issue for the film - it was headed into pre-production when the cost spiraled to around the $160 million mark and the studio shut it down to figure out how to make it cheaper.

With Fresnadillo likely to take over, it'll mean the pic can comfortably shift overseas and still send us all to the underwater city of Rapture...

[Source: Variety]

Is the man who made 28 Weeks Later a solid choice for this? Speak!


    • AYBGerrardo

      Aug 24th 2009, 12:42

      A solid choice? Definitely much more than the man who made the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, let me tell you that. But the question is whether he has the skill to tackle Ayn Rand-level themes or not...

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    • tomp1000

      Aug 24th 2009, 13:23

      personally wityh a sea based film such as bioshock gore was probablly the best choise after the pirates success, 28 weeks later? well it wasn't too bad but could've been a lot better. this could've finally been the video game adapt to break the cycle and actually be good, but as usual studio's panic due to previous trends and slash it when the budget gets to big, and from playing (and enjoying) bioshock the game a big budget is needed drastically

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 24th 2009, 19:03

      Not sure if this can work on the screen. Bioshock was a fantastic atmospheric game It will need a hefty budget to make it work on the screen.

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