Back in March of this year it was announced that Ken Levine (‘Logan’s Run‘,’Bioshock Infinite‘) had cancelled the ‘Bioshock’ movie that fans of the game have wanted to see since it’s release. A director change didn’t set well with him so he had said that “They brought another director in, and I didn’t really see the match there – and 2K’s one of these companies that puts a lot of creative trust in people. So they said if you want to kill it, kill it. And I killed it.”
Before the film was cancelled, thoug,h it had gotten far enough that storyboard artist Michael Anthony Jackson (‘Iron Man’,’Real Steel‘) had come up with at least one of the fight scenes which you can see below. This is when Gore Verbinski (‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’,’The Ring’) was still set to direct the film with a script by John Logan (‘Penny Dreadful‘,’Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’). Things went to hell when Universal cut the development costs from the film from $200 million to $80 million and Gore jumped out of the director’s chair into being a producer and they brought Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (’28 Weeks Later’,’Intruders’) to direct. Levine didn’t Juan was a good fit for the story that he wanted to tell and finally pulled the plug on the project.
The storyboards themselves show an action filled fight scene between Jack and a Splicer. You can check them out below and weight in with a comment if this is how you imagined a fight scene in the film.
Fans of the game do these storyboards make you mourn all that much more that we’ll most likely never see Rapture on the big screen in a ‘Bioshock’ movie? More importantly does anyone know Mr. Levine and is willing to ask if he would kindly change his mind and get this movie back on track?
Source: Comic Book Movie