Variety reports:

“28 Weeks Later” helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to direct “Bioshock,” the Universal Pictures adaptation of the Take-Two Interactive videogame.

Gore Verbinski has stepped out of the directing slot, but remains the film’s producer through his U-based Blind Wink shingle. John Logan wrote the script.

Fresnadillo directed the 2001 Spanish thriller “Intacto,” and made his Hollywood breakthrough with “28 Weeks Later.”

Universal Studios seems committed to making sure Bioshock’s silver screen debut actually happens, unlike the much-hyped, much-delayed Halo big screen adaptation.  The Halo movie has had several scripts and big names attached to it, with some of those names going off to other, successful projects, most notably Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp in the late-summer hit District 9.