BioShock creator Ken Levine has said developer Irrational Games has "no burning desire" to get a movie based on the series made.
"We got very close to having it get made - we had a deal in place and a director. But for us there's no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made," he told Industry Gamers.
"For us and for Take-Two, it's really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don't know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game," he added.
"There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats. But you know, we don't have a need to get it made."
Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was attached to a BioShock movie, but it failed to see the light of day because he refused to make it a family-friendly film.
With Levine seemingly so nonchalant on the matter, a BioShock flick would seem most unlikely at this point.