I've got some good and bad news. The bad news is that the perpetually-delayed big screen BioShock movie is once again languishing in pre-production status. 28 Weeks Later and Intacto director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had been attached to helm that film, which is a very cool piece of retro-futurism about an underwater utopia-turned-dystopia overrun by crazed genetically altered freaks called splicers, after Gore Verbinski dropped out. Now Variety is reporting that Fresnadillo will be making Intruders for Universal Pictures International.

The plot of Intruders is vague at this point - Variety says the "story centers on an 11-year-old girl who is forced to confront childhood demons." - but the project does have a few more names attached to it. Jaime Marques and Nico Casariego are the pair writing the script; Clive Owen and Daniel Bruhl (who played the German sniper Pvt. Zoller in Inglourious Basterds) are set to star in it. Enrique López Lavigne will be producing, which is no surprise considering he has also produced everything else Fresnadillo has directed. Filming is set to begin this June in both London and Madrid.

So, yeah, it's a bummer that BioShock has once again failed to evolve beyond pre-production status, but I'm glad to see Fresnadillo working in the mean time. And who knows, maybe Intruders will be the better project anyway. I just wish I knew what "confronting childhood demons" actually meant, because if this is about a little girl versus actual demons, then I'm kind of glad BioShock has idled.
categories Movies, Horror