Pixels on Screen: The Failure of Gaming Movies

“BioShock” the film, once a rumor kept afloat by Internet postings, has become an official production. Gore Verbinski, director of the “Pirates” trilogy, is to helm the project that was penned by “Sweeney Todd” writer John Logan. It is one of the more grand examples of Hollywood’s relationship with the most successful of video games. The reason we do not see every single game that grosses over 500,000 copies on the silver screen is that, historically, video game-to-movie transitions have been one of the least successful collaborations between the two industries.

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