There might be some movement on that long-gestating Bioshock movie

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Jul 4, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT (Updated)

A film adaptation of the acclaimed videogame series Bioshock has been kicking around development hell since 2008, and now there are some signs it might be grinding into motion. Maybe. Fingers crossed.

After years of silence, Sony Pictures Entertainment has registered the domains "bioshock-movie.com," "bioshock-movie.net" and "bio-shock.net." Yeah, that’s pretty interesting. Of course, it’s not uncommon for studios to snag domain names as a precaution, but it’s an odd move for a project that is seemingly dead.

The film has kicked around various states of development for a long time, with everyone from Gore Verbinski to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and game developer Ken Levine attached at different points trying to make it happen until it was officially axed last year.

Levine, who created the original game, has previously said Universal backed off the project after the so-so results of Zack Snyder’s R-rated Watchmen flick. Everyone involved was pretty adamant the film be R-rated, but the studio was leery of pumping so much money into such a risky venture. So it languished.

Obviously, we’re still a long way from tangible production news, but these domain registrations are definitely intriguing. Do you think there's any chance we'll be heading to Rapture in the near future?

(Via KotakuDigital Trends)