The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part

The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part

This is the third time we've seen art from the movie that never was, and each time I see new stuff I get a little sad. Not because we didn't get the movie itself, which may well have sucked, but because we didn't get to see what it looked like. These artists sure nailed Rapture's tone.

I like how they flesh the place out. These images (and those from other artists) might look sparse, but that's the point; the Rapture you know from the games is a snow globe, a densely-packed series of rooms designed to be shot through. A movie wouldn't have been bound by level design or draw distance, so Verbinski's Rapture could have been an even larger, grander (and more menacing) place.

The latest images to be released were done by Kasra Farahani, an artist who has worked on everything from War of the Worlds to Thor to Avatar. You can see more Kasra's work here (via CBM)


The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part
The Cancelled BioShock Movie At Least Looked The Part

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    Oh rise, Rapture, rise!
    We turn our hopes up to the skies!
    Oh rise, Rapture, rise!
    Upon your wings our dreams will fly.
    A city in the ocean's deep,
    A promise that we'll always keep,
    To boldly turn our eyes upon the prize!
    So rise, rise, rise!
    Oh rise, Rapture, rise!
    We merrily sing this reprise.
    Oh rise, Rapture, rise!
    To help us crush Parasites despised.
    A city on Poseidon's floor,
    A set of ideals we adore,
    A philosophy we all can emphasize.
    So rise, rise, rise!

    Not disappointed in the least.

    What I'd love to get is a System Shock movie though - that would be amazing (caveat: if done well).

      A System Shock movie could be amazing.

      A sparse, dark, claustrophobic, psychological/body horror movie with a hard sci-fi cyberpunk aesthetic and minimal dialogue.

      I think I just made myself sad that this will never happen.

    Having just started Bioshock 2, seeing the potential here made me sad :(

    I think narratives in-game far surpass most movies these days, becoming a movie with some of the talent out there is just a down grade. Also imo art is way more flexible as game than as a movie. These amazing stills would look like shit with some hack actor and dodgy greenscreen set.

    while the concept art looks cool, has there ever been a good movie that has been based off a game
    the Wikipedia page films based on video games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_video_games) shows that they are all pretty bad with "Prince of Persia" being the highest rating non animated (36% on rotten tomatoes and 50/100 metacritic)

    maybe we dodged a bullet on this one

    Last edited 02/01/15 2:48 am

      Super mario? Just kidding!

      I liked the Hitman and Max Payne movies.
      And Sin City is pretty much a Max Payne movie.
      Lost and Jurassic Park were great but they went the other direction :)

      I recognise I am one in few, but I actually enjoy the Resident Evil franchise (well most of them), Silent Hills and Doom movies. And I am REALLY looking forward to the World of Warcraft movie next year

        Silent Hill was a great movie that was more or less ruined by Sony pictures insisting that nobody wants to see a movie about women.

        The entire Sean Bean character and that entire story arc was shoe-horned in at the last minute so there was a male lead. There were other problems, too. But they weren't insurmountable and Christophe Ganz had the perfect visual style for it.

    I don't think a Bioshock movie would do the story-world or the game justice.

    What would be potentially brilliant would be an HBO-style TV show though. They could draw the story out over 10 hours, work in the backstory (why Ryan built Rapture, the early days etc) with the game story (which admittedly would have less punch, as the twist is specifically a kinghit to a gamer, not a viewer).

    However, this has reminded me that I haven't played Bioshock for a while so I may just head back to Rapture this weekend.

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