[Movies] Bioshock Voice Actress Talks About Irrational Games Downsizing
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2014
And if she'd appear in a film version...
In an interview with IGN, Courtnee Draper (who voiced Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite and the "Burial at Sea" DLC) said she spoke with Ken Levine about the rumored Bioshock movie. She also seemed surprise at the decision to downsize Irrational Games. She spoke at the 2014 BAFTA Game Awards.
When asked if she would play Elizabeth in a film version, she said: "Are you kidding me?! Yes! Hopefully it doesn't take 20 years and then I'm too old, and could only play Old Elizabeth, but I think that would be so phenomenal. It's something I've been talking to Ken about too because I'm excited for it, I'd be really excited to see that come to life on the big screen."
The film version was going to be directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) for Universal Pictures, but it fell apart in 2010 over budget issues. After Verbinski left and another director was brought in, Levine ended the adaptation himself because it was worried it would be "done in a way I didn't think was right."
Draper also talked about Levine's decision to downsize Irrational. She added: "I didn't know it was happening until he released it and I saw the same letter everyone else did on Irrational's website. I'm excited to see what he does with it, and I think all the people at Irrational are incredibly talented and they're being picked up on other games and franchises, so it's exciting to see what he does next."
The Bioshock brand is now at 2K Games, which will make new sequels without Levine in the future.