Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in serious talks to direct "Bioshock" for Universal Pictures. It's an adaptation of the Take-Two-Interactive videogame.
Fresnadillo is known for directing "28 Weeks Later."
Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise) was attached to direct but stepped out due to his commitment to Paramount's animated film "Rango" reuniting him with his "Pirates" star Johnny Depp. The actor is set to voice the lead character.
Verbinski is still attached as "Bioshock's" producer. At one point, Universal and Verbinski couldn't agree on the budget (the film's original budget, under Verbinski, was reaching $160 million).
With Fresnadillo's involvement, this underwater adventure (the film is set in the underwater city of Rapture) sails forward.
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