Universal Pictures may have found a new director for the Bioshock videogame movie adaptation in the form of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.  Gore Verbinski stepped down from the Take-Two Interactive flick as the director, but is still on board as the producer.

Verbinski opted out of directing because the studio’s budget plan for the film has been revamped to lense abroad in order to take advantage of tax credits and favorable exchange rates.

Verbinski couldn’t do an overseas shoot due to other film projects he is currently involved in.  On the plus side, fans of 28 Weeks Later, know Fresnadillo can deliver an action packed and creepy story, so the pairing of new director and Bioshock should be perfect.

Still no word on a potential release date, as Universal is still mucking about with the budget, which had climbed to $160 million before Verbinski stepped aside as director.

via Variety

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