Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Directing Intruders Before BioShock?
by Alex Billington
February 23, 2010
Last we heard, Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (of Intacto and 28 Weeks Later previously) was set to direct the BioShock movie for Universal supposedly later sometime this year. Doesn't look like that's the case though. Fangoria is reporting (via STYD) that Fresnadillo has become attached to another new project called Intruders. Not much is known about it except that it's a "a genre piece whose story revolves around an 11-year-old girl" written by Fresnadillo as well. And Fangoria says that production will start in mid-May on this one. So is BioShock on hold once again? We're not sure, but I have a feel it is.
Unfortunately no one knows anything else about this project, so there's not much more to say. I became of fan of Fresnadillo after seeing 28 Weeks Later because I think he's a strong director with a good vision and adds a unique style to his films. He's also attached to a handful of other projects in addition to BioShock and Intruders, including the X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes remake over at MGM and another project called Wednesday at DreamWorks with this plot: "A desperate carjacker sets on an unusual chain of events one day in Los Angeles." Whatever Fresnadillo directs next, I'm already looking forward to it, so stay tuned!