Gloomy Concept Art For Cancelled BIOSHOCK Movie

Gloomy Concept Art For Cancelled BIOSHOCK Movie

Dark and gloomy, claustrophobic environments designed by conceptual illustrator Jim Martin ("Hulk") for Gore Verbinski's defunct live-action BioShock movie. Hit the jump to check it out.

In 2008, Universal started developing a live-action film for the popular video game series, BioShock. Gore Verbinski ("The Lone Ranger") was set to direct a script to be written by John Logan ("The Last Samurai"). A year later, Watchmen struggled at the box office, which lead Universal to feel uneasy about producing a $200 million R-rated film. They requested that Gore try to make his vision for only $80 million to help mitigate their risk exposure. Gore balked at the request. He then slid over into the producer's chair, and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Late") was hired to helm the project. By early 2010, pre-production had begun, but not long afterward BioShock creator Ken Levine stepped in and pulled the plug for good. Levine felt as though Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was not a good match for BioShock, nor was Levine willing to make other compromises just to see his game come to life on the big screen. I'm sure we haven't heard the last of a BioShock film, but until then let's enjoy some Big Daddy character designs that Scott Patton made for Gore Verbinski's BioShock film that was never-made.
Concept Art by Jim Martin, Heads up from Film Sketchr

In the first half of the 20th century an industrialist by the name of Andrew Ryan, built an underwater utopia called Rapture. Rapture was populated by the world's best and the brightest and was seen as an unbridled success. A undetermined period of time later a new species of sea slug that secreted stem cells was discovered in the ocean surrounding Rapture. This allowed the inhabitants of Rapture to enhance physical and mental capabilities and to heal old wounds. These stem cells, known as Adam, became so sought after that a war to control the substance broke out between Andrew Ryan and one of Adam's original discoverers, a scientist named Fontaine. The war was eventually won by Ryan, however the population, having modified themselves to survive the war, was changed forever. They were now addicted to Adam and depended on it for their survival. The game starts as the player's aeroplane crash lands in the ocean near Rapture ten years after society collapsed. -
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Filed Under "Horror" 1/13/2014 Source: Jim Martin
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MattMan - 1/13/2014, 5:16 PM
MightyZeus - 1/13/2014, 5:17 PM
Awesome concept art.
Looks just like the video game.
EtriganTheDemon - 1/13/2014, 5:23 PM
Oh, wow. What do you know? It looks exactly like Rapture...
CaptainAmerica31 - 1/13/2014, 5:27 PM
Great game, but the world isn't ready for a movie. Let's see how AC does before we bring this onto the big screen
ALmazing - 1/13/2014, 5:29 PM
NiklanderReborn - 1/13/2014, 5:30 PM
Damn it this was going to be awesome and it got canned.Well at least we can hope the script gets leaked!!!
IronManny819 - 1/13/2014, 5:36 PM
Why are production companies so keen on turning video games that are already plot-heavy and cinematic in execution into movies?? Like, what's the point? The game's already like playing through a movie, except better because you can get more out of it; it's more immersive. That'd be like adapting Heavy Rain or something. And if you deviate too much, you get crucified. I'd much rather see a movie based on Galaga or Rampage. Something simplistic, yet iconic, that someone can take a few liberties with, and that someone can make a good, clean, 2 hour story out of. As opposed to taking a 15 hour story and trying to squeeze it into 2 hours of schlock.
DrunkenNukem - 1/13/2014, 5:38 PM
I hope that a Bioshock movie never the game...its a the openning scene and intro in the watchmen movie...or the Iron man 1 theme lol i love that tune
chewish - 1/13/2014, 5:43 PM
I'd kill for a Bioshock Infinite movie
DarthDan - 1/13/2014, 6:04 PM
A Bioshock movie could've been amazing if done right...
ds9epicfan - 1/13/2014, 6:54 PM
Nice concept art for the movie.Definitely a great game,maybe one day we'll see a great Bioshock movie!Keeping fingers crossed for box office success for Assassin's Creed,could open the door for other game movies!
driver - 1/14/2014, 12:14 AM
So, they wanted Christian Bale as a lead?
P90 - 1/14/2014, 4:40 AM

Why? Infinite is garbage compared to the first two games.

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