'28 Weeks Later' Director in Talks to Helm 'Bioshock'
August 24, 2009 There was some news a while back that Gore Verbinski, helmer of "Pirates of the Carribean", was set to direct the adaptation of the videogame "Bioshock." Then, the deal apparently fell through. Now, in what is even better news, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of the excellent "28 Weeks Later" is going to direct! Click here to read our interview with him from a couple years ago.)
Here's what Variety had to report on the subject this evening:
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to direct “Bioshock,” the Universal Pictures live action adaptation of the Take-Two Interactive videogame.
Gore Verbinski has stepped out of the directing slot, but remains the film’s producer through his U-based Blind Wink shingle. John Logan wrote the script.
Verbinski opted out of directing because the film has been re-calibrated to shoot aboard to access tax credits and favorable exchange rates. Verbinski couldn’t do that because he is locked into directing the Paramount animated film “Rango,” with the title character voiced by his “Pirates of the Caribbean” cohort Johnny Depp.
Fresnadillo directed the 2001 Spanish thriller “Intacto,” and made his Hollywood breakthrough with “28 Weeks Later.”
In “Bioshock,” Fresnadillo is stepping into one of the highest profile projects on the Universal roster. ...