Of all the video games fast tracked into some inevitably stunted Hollywood production, BioShock always seemed to be a decent fit. It's one of those few video games that I could honestly envisage being shoe-horned into a 90 minute, three act structure. So it was a real shame when the movie was canned. All we have left now is the artwork.
We have no way of knowing when this concept art was made, but ComicBookMovie has what seems like a fairly definitive look at the timeline of the movies production from $200m blockbuster to $80m side effort, to a completely canned project.
The art, as you'd expect, bears a lot of resemblance to the game it was based upon. Considering BioShock had such an incredible art direction, I'd be surprised if they didn't take advantage of the incredible work Ken Levine's team put into the creation of Rapture, surely one of the most striking and memorable settings for a video game ever invented.
It seems like Gore Verbinski ended up making the mediocre The Lone Ranger instead of BioShock, so maybe we dodged a bullet here. But Verbinski has made great flicks before. I really wanted to see this movie and I was sad when it got cancelled.
Gloomy Concept Art For Cancelled BIOSHOCK Movie [ComicBookMovie]