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[io9]Where is our Freaking Bioshock movie? Director explains why it’s not happening

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Don't count on seeing a horrific Little Sister on the big screen any time soon. Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) was supposed to be directing the big-screen BioShock film, but he tells Coming Soon that it's dead in the water. The big issue: the R-rating, coupled with a big budget:
I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. 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.
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For the best as you know they would ruin it like so many gaming movies.


Though I would get James Cameron on the movie. Imagine Avatar's CGI setup for a Bioshock movie. I never liked Avatar's story but I will admit it was visually beautiful and did a wonderful job of animation/reality.
    
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Mixed feelings. I was really looking forward to it, but theres definitely a need for it to R, it just can't be pulled off as a PG-13 movie.
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Though I would get James Cameron on the movie.
Why, so we could just have a 3d version and call it a day?
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Lets just throw the Halo and Mass Effect movie up on the big screen and call it day!
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Basically, Mr. Verbinski stands by the saying "Go big or go home." Which I applaud him for; no need to have another adaptation that degrades the name of its source.
    
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Indeed. I would have never expected anything less from the director of one of my favorite movies of all time.
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post #8 of 49
I think its for the best.

Would hate to see something as amazing as bioshock ruined by Hollywood.
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where is out
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post #10 of 49
If it was as good as he says, I'd be all for it. That never happens though. I think it's for the best.
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