Screw that, the game already does the story perfectly.
I might be able to get behind a heavily Bioshock *inspired* movie but I'd rather they just leave the game alone.
Guillermo Del Toro would be fantastic!
I said in another thread the other day but I’m sad Gore Verbinski didn’t get to do his Bioshock film. I think it could have turned out great. It’s all I could think about when I was watching A Cure for Wellness, which is super underrated by the way.
Wait your turn, I'm still waiting for "The Mountains Of Madness"!
I love the idea of a Bioshock film and Guillermo Del Toro would be an excellent choice to get it done. Another trip to Rapture, regardless of medium, gets me all kinds of excited. But I simply don't trust that it would be executed well and I'd rather no movie than a bad one.
But who knows, BR 2049 should have been a dud and it's now one of my all-time favorites.
[Dark City](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1V5LcvK2ns) was also an inspiration Ken Levine (BioShock game director) used when making the game.
[This scene](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJwoueazGeI) from the movie in particular was an inspiration for the plasmids & fake memories.
Uh, the way you word it OP, sounds like you still haven’t seen The Shape of Water...
why does it need to be a movie? just play the fucking game
Pan's BioShock Labyrinth, seems a good movie
Even the music fits the bioshock tack despite not set in the same time.
Alas I fell asleep, fuck knows how as I was enjoying the movie!
I think the only way a BioShock adaptation would work is as a TV series, and this is coming from someone who hates the whole "make a gritty HBO miniseries" circlejerk. But I honestly think it's the only way to do BioShock.
The thing about BioShock is the actual base story is _very_ straightforward and simple. Jack navigating the ruins of Rapture pursuing a singular goal.
The _actual narrative_ is told through the audiologs, background characters divulging exposition, and environmental storytelling. If you just breeze through the game on a speed run, you could finish it in two hours but you wouldn't really appreciate the depth or complexity of the themes.
The entire crux of the game is based around Jack discovering the truth about Rapture, and how this leads to a discovery about himself.
I could see Lindelof doing it justice, if he took the Lost/Leftovers approach of fractured chronologies and flashback exposition scenes. However, I think he'd have to flip the structure - the bulk of the show would be in flashback, with Jack's story being _flashforward_ and used to bookend sequences of the narrative and frame the story.
People saying that "BioShock only works as a game" are kind of missing the point. The story itself is so great that they could easily make an effective TV show out of it, and the twist would still have impact. _Not as much impact,_ but still a lot.
And he probably has played the game.