BioShock dev Ken Levine working on ‘interactive live-action film’

Alex Calvin
BioShock dev Ken Levine working on ‘interactive live-action film’

The mind behind the BioShock games has lifted the curtain on one of his new projects.

Speaking to tech publication Wired, Ken Levine said that he is working on an interactive live-action film' which is drawing on classic sci-fi anthology shows.

But this is not going to be just a film. This project is being developed with technology from media firm Interlude which will allow viewers to make decisions as to what characters should do, which sounds similar in concept to Microsoft's new video game-cum-TV show Quantum Break.

Ken Levine is best known as the BioShock's series director. The studio behind those games – Irrational – was reduced to just 15 members of staff in February 2014.

Playing my games, you can probably tell Twilight Zone is something I grew up with,” Levine told Wired.

They speak to a larger truth. They're morality plays, fables, and often they're about a character who is going through an experience that's central to their life but also speaks to a larger part of the human condition. I don't think [Rod] Serling, at the beginning, set out to be a science-fiction writer. But he found that this is a great medium to do metaphor.”

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