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Take-Two considering BioShock MMO, film?

Take-Two considering BioShock MMO, film?

BioShock already has a mobile game and sequel in the works, but an MMO may now be planned too.

In a presentation given to Take-Two shareholders about why the company should continue to resist buy-out offers from EA a few rather interesting snippets of information have emerged, specifically that Take-Two is thinking of creating a BioShock MMO and movie to co-incide with the planned sequel and mobile game.

Slides from the presentation were leaked to Kotaku this morning and, while most of the it seems to be the usual PowerPoint selection of dull pie charts and even duller pie charts, there are some interesting snippets in there - namely that the publisher is considering how best to capitalise on the BioShock franchise through other mediums.

That BioShock will be getting a sequel hasn't been much of a secret and nor has the fact that a mobile game for the franchise is also planned, but the addition of an MMO and movie to the line-up is new.

Details are scarce at the moment and there seems to be little to go on other than the fact that Take-Two is promising shareholders that if it wanted to then it could make an MMO and movie to generate huge profits, but we'll let you know more details as they energe.

Would you be excited to see a BioShock film and MMO, or do you think the series will end up going the way of Deus Ex - a seminal game killed by lack-lustre sequels? Let us know in the forums.

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sub routine 27th March 2008, 11:29 Quote
I gotta say I found bio-shock interesting but all the pant wetting that goes along with it? I liked it an`all and it was but, i just think folk get carried away sometimes.

I did love the atmosphere and the tension of the surroundings which if done well could make for an exceptional and different MMO, scavanging a living in rapture :D
alastor 27th March 2008, 12:02 Quote
Agree with that, an MMO in Rapture if done right could be awesome. But Bioshock movie = fail
Jar of Almonds 27th March 2008, 12:24 Quote
An MMO would be awesome if done right, splicers scavaging, being able to play as little sisters and big daddies would be pretty cool as well. If they set it during the initial fall of rapture that could be pretty interesting.

The movie I am kind of inbetween on. BioShock played a lot like a movie in some ways and such could be adapted quite well to the big screen, but a lot of it, especially fighting big daddies would take a lot more effort to work well. In short, a movie could work if they put the time, effort, and money into it and not let Uwe Boll have the movie rights. Otherwise move on....
MrMonroe 27th March 2008, 14:06 Quote
Not exactly the best option for an MMO... one class, one city, everyone has access to the same handful of (admittedly awesome) powers? Bioshock was a great narrative, and there's a reason they made it SP. It was a story of dystopia. It stands alone. Did Orwell write a sequel to 1984? No. Why? Because he got the point across the first time.
chicorasia 27th March 2008, 14:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jar of Almonds
In short, a movie could work if they put the time, effort, and money into it and not let Uwe Boll have the movie rights. Otherwise move on....

Keep it away from Roland Emmerich, Joel Schumacher, Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.

I wonder if Danny Boyle* would be willing to do it :D......

(*Sunshine, Trainspotting, 28 days later)
Henk 27th March 2008, 14:33 Quote
Slightly OT, but I think this movie will be enough, even though I haven't finished the book yet (just started reading the Atlantis-chapter, not much left of the book... oh the agony when I'm done with it:'() but I'm highly sceptical that they can make the movie as good as the book imho.
Jar of Almonds 27th March 2008, 14:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by chicorasia


Keep it away from Roland Emmerich, Joel Schumacher, Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay.

I wonder if Danny Boyle* would be willing to do it :D......

(*Sunshine, Trainspotting, 28 days later)

Ah yes, I forgot about 'them', lol. It really needs someone that can do "gritty" well without being over the top.
DXR_13KE 27th March 2008, 15:35 Quote
keep it away from uwe boll!! either way the film will suck and the MMO will be botched....
Bladestorm 27th March 2008, 16:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by DXR_13KE
keep it away from uwe boll!! either way the film will suck and the MMO will be botched....

I think the threat of uwe boll is over for those games that aren't already on his books, since the loop-hole in german tax law that allowed for movies to make money by not making any at the box office was closed some time ago (though movies started before it was can still use it till they are done I believe)
Mentai 27th March 2008, 16:53 Quote
An MMO would be crap, a movie is possible but unlikely to be done right. It would need to be gritty and creepy but not the usual survival horror "OMG sudden movement, fire guns! Intense!" crap. But then if people want the story with a cinematic experience, surely they can just play the game?

A movie could be really good if it was the prequel to the game. All the politics etc would be to come across much easier than if you were to run around in a first person perspective.

I have little faith in the sequel, and cell phone games are a joke. I wish they would just leave the franchise alone and move onto something else.
Burnin' 28th March 2008, 13:47 Quote
As per MMO games, I only like FPS > and I don't think Bioshock would make a good one. Just think, clans of splicers & Big Daddies running around the halls of Rapture capturing objectives...... nahhh, too claustrophobic. I can only think of a mindless Quake4 match with plasmids.
As per the movie, I think it has a lot of potential depending on who might drive it !!! Maybe a Spielberg - Burton kind of a thing. It can be either a prequel, a sequel or anything that runs along with the game's perfectly tailored original story... Who ever gets involved would have to work closely with 2K so that no details get missed
naokaji 28th March 2008, 16:34 Quote
a bioshock mmo? well, I love the looks of rapture, but i simply dont think it would work out, a movie? well, if they dont let uwe boll touch it.. oh, that has been said before, if they get someone competent to do it like for example Tarantino it would sure be worth it.
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