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BioShock Movie in the Works

2K Games announced Friday that they reached an agreement for BioShock to be developed as a feature film by Universal Pictures. 2K Games, whose 2K Boston and 2K Australia studios developed BioShock, said that the expected release date and terms of the agreement were not disclosed. BioShock is one of the most successful new interactive entertainment franchises to launch in recent years, selling more than 2 million units worldwide since its release in August 2007.

The prospect of bringing this blockbuster game to life has attracted not only a major studio, but top Hollywood talent. Gore Verbinski, director of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, is slated to direct and produce the BioShock movie. John Logan, Academy Award-nominated writer of Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd, is in talks to do the screenplay. A sequel to the game is planned for a release in 2009.

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