Remember when video game movies used to be awesome? Yeah, neither do we.

So, when we first heard in 2008 that Gore Verbinski was onboard to direct one of the best video games of the past decade, if not all time, we got excited. A great story, an unforgettably epic and terrifying atmosphere, and one of the best twists in video game history, 'Bioshock' had the potential to break the cycle of awfulness that started with 'Super Mario Bros.' and soldiers on with a 'Resident Evil' series that just refuses to die. But then Verbinski dropped out in 2009 due to budget concerns and a supposed tiff over his not being allowed to make it an R-rated movie, and there hasn't been much word on the subject since.

If you haven't been so fortunate as to play the game, 'Bioshock' is a first-person shooter that centers around an amnesiac named Jack who stumbles upon the fictional underwater city of Rapture after his plane crashes in the ocean. Once inside, he finds himself having to shoot his way through hordes of mutated freaks and jacked-up juggernauts while discovering his own identity and saving or sacrificing demonic little girls along the way. In a nutshell, it's like an Ayn Rand novel mixed with 'Doom.'

As much as we enjoyed playing 'Bioshock 2' and can't freaking wait for 'Bioshock Infinite,' we are very sad this movie is still putzing around in limbo. The latest update on the matter comes from the creative director of the game's creator, Irrational Games, where he kinda sorta said something about when and if 'Bioshock' will ever make it to the big screen.

Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
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