Bioshock creator, Ken Levine has signed on to write and direct an interactive movie based on the hit TV series, The Twilight Zone.
Speaking with Wired about what he’s been up to after his last game, BioShock Infinite, Levine discussed his new interactive project. While not going into too many details, it appears to be a mixture of live-action filmmaking and interactive technology. He explained that he wants to “explore the spaces between movies and games.”
The Twilight Zone was an anthology television show in the late 50’s and 60’s. Each episode centered around a science fiction concept that usually ended with a shocking twist ending. If this sounds familiar, the creator of BioShock clarifies that the Twilight Zone has always been a source of inspiration for his games.
The project was started by Interlude, a web-based interactive video platform founded by Israeli musician Yoni Bloch. Bloch then reached out to Levine to see if he would be interested in the project. Levine joins a talented team, featuring Sam Barlow, creator of Her Story, and Nancy Tellem, former head of Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Having completed a outline for the project, the team is now “stepping into the writing process, figuring out how to leverage the interactive element to make a narrative tale feel more personal for the viewer, and make them more engaged.” As of now, Levine’s interactive Twilight Zone movie is still in very early stages of development and has no official title or release date.
Levine will not cross over into the Twilight Zone completely, as he claims this is a actually a side project to his ongoing work at Take-Two Interactive. Meaning that a majority of his time will be devoted to his mysterious open world sci-fi title.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.