Industry rumors after the game's release suggested a film adaptation of the game would be made, utilizing similar green screen filming techniques as in the movie 300 to recreate the environments of Rapture. On May 9, 2008, Take Two announced a deal with Universal Studios to produce a BioShock movie, to be directed by Gore Verbinski and written by John Logan. The film was expected to be released in 2010, but was put on hold due to budget concerns.. On August 24 2009 it was revealed that Verbinski had dropped out of the project due to the studio's decision to film overseas to keep the budget under control. Verbinski reportedly feels this would have hindered his work on Rango. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to direct with Verbinski as producer. 
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- ↑ Flemming, Michael (2008-05-09). "Gore Verbinski to direct 'Bioshock'". Variety. Retrieved on 2008-05-09.
- ↑ "Universal halts Verbinski's 'Bioshock'". Variety (2009-04-24). Retrieved on 2009-04-29.
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