The big news is also that Pirates of the Caribbean and The Ring director, Gore Verbinski, has been attached to direct and produce the film. John Logan, who scripted The Last Samurai, The Aviator, and most recently, Sweeny Todd is also in talks to pen the screenplay.
Variety claims that it is "believed to be the biggest videogame-to-movie deal since 2005," when the since-aborted Halo project began. However, given the fate of that film, Take-Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick said he had ensured that the deal was structured so BioShock won't end up with a similar fate: "The reason I structured it the way I did is to make sure it gets made."
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