Fans of Irrational Games' BioShock series have long been postulating about the possibility of a big-screen adaptation of the games, and on serveral occasions it has looked like it could be a possibility before things went cold. Now it looks as though Sony is working on bringing the movie to theatres, making it another in an increasingly long list of game-based movie titles the studio is working on which is already said to include Uncharted, The Last of Us and Gran Turismo adaptations.
A BioShock movie was originally being planned by Universal, however disagreements between series creator Ken Levine and the studio over budget and proposed age rating ensured that the project fell apart last year.
Things are looking up now, though, with gaming website Kotaku reporting that the project has been given a new lease of life thanks to Sony Pictures, as the studio has registred a triumvate of domains in the past few weeks, bioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net and bio-shock.net.
With such great mythology built up over the game's three instalments, there's a wealth of material available to call upon, but it's still unknown as to whether it will be a straight-up adaptation or a brand new story set within the game's established universe (either underwater dystopia Rapture, or flying... erm... dystopia... Columbia).
If this happens, and it looks like it might, it could well prove to be the movie adaptation that gamers have been crying out for since the beginning of the gaming boom. Or, you know, it could be another Super Mario Bros. style travesty...