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Concept Art Reveal Offers Glimpse At BioShock That Almost Was


For a while there was a movie adaptation of the video game “BioShock” with director Gore Verbinski at the helm. The project was for Universal Pictures but it ultimately fell through due to budget issues and creative differences between Verbinski and the studio.

Now, the project that both intrigued me and terrified me as an intense fan of the game has released concept art for the film from artist Kasra Farahani.

You can see the concept art below:

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“BioShock” is set in 1960 and picks up when the player crashes his airplane in the ocean near a lighthouse. A bathysphere found in the lighthouse takes the player, Jack, to the underwater city of Rapture, built by the business magnate Andrew Ryan. Rapture was initially intended to be an isolated utopia, but the discovery of ADAM, a plasmid which grants superhuman powers, initiated the city’s turbulent decline. During the events of the game, Jack tries to find a way to escape Rapture while fighting through hordes of ADAM-obsessed enemies, and the iconic, deadly Big Daddies, and engaging with the few sane humans that remain and eventually learning of Rapture’s past.

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