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Films based on video games never seem to pan out. Sometimes they're crippled by untalented directors, and sometimes when they land A-list talent the studios fail to properly finance the projects. Add BioShock to the list of games stuck in film purgatory.
Speaking to ComingSoon.net, Gore Verbinski discussed the complications facing the film translation of Irrational's masterpiece.
“I couldn’t really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating," he said. "Alternately, I wasn’t really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version. Because the R rating is inherent. Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing. I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you’re still shivering and going, 'Jesus Christ!'… It’s a movie that has to be really, really scary, but you also have to create a whole underwater world, so the pricetag is high. We just didn’t have any takers on an R-rated movie with that pricetag.”
It sucks we're not getting a BioShock movie any time soon, but you have to admire Verbinski for sticking to his convictions. Here's to hoping that one day studio execs understand that there are several million gamers old enough to watch R movies.
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I give him credit for standing up for how he believes the movie should be done. Last thing the world needs is a neutered BioShock movie...
Verbinski is a greatly talented guy. He's a master of atmosphere. Even if it never gets made, at least he's making sure it doesn't get made wrong.
Keep on keepin' on Verbinski. I may not enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but I have faith he can make a good BioShock film.
its awesome how he's trying to make it an R rated horror film like a bioshock movie should be.
dang, sounds like he really wanted it to happen and wanted it to be good. Hopefully we'll see one in the future
If it was done right a Bioshock movie could be amazing.
At least he seems to actually know what he's doing (because you really can't have a Bioshock movie that's not rated "R"). G*ddamnit film industry! You let the crap get released, but don't give a guy who probably understands how to make a good gaming film the chance to make it? Wtf...
Way to stand up for your views, unlike a certain company (cough) EA (cough)
that sucks that there won't be a bioshock movie. and that uncharted film is going to be terrible
Cheers to Gore Verbinski for choosing the impossible. For trying to create Rapture instead of a cheap, forgettable cash-in flick.
I'm glad theres someone out there who believes in Bioshock and its potential to be a great movie. I just hope we do end up seeing it one day.
This conviction sounds like that of a true gamer.
Maaaan, I wish this movie does happened. Story was sooo good that Bioshock became my first game to get 1000 gamer score on it. By the sound of the director, he knows what this game is about and dedicated to the story right....I hope. Just don't let it be like the Dead or Alive or Tekken live action movies. >.>
Good. I'd rather have no Bioshock movie at all as opposed to a crappy one.
as long as the project wont be dropped completely, anything else is alright.
I'm glad he insists on it being done the right way and true to the game, unlike the Uncharted director.