Sony Pictures has registered a number of BioShock movie-related domains.
Kotaku discovered that bioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net, and bio-shock.net have all been snapped up by the studio in the past month.
Universal had previously been linked to an adaptation of the 2007 first-person shooter, but the project was hit with multiple setbacks, including disputes over awarding it an R rating and the departure of two directors.
Series creator Ken Levine
then put a dampener on fan hopes, after admitting he had made the decision to "kill" the project last year.
" It's weird, having been a scriptwriter... begging for any rewrite of a script, to then [go to] being in the position where you're killing a movie of one of the things you've worked so much on," he told the audience at a 2013 BAFTA Q&A for BioShock Infinite.
"It was saying... I don't need to compromise... I had the world.
"The [BioShock] world existed,