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I don't play Bioshock, but I thought that this was going to be an awesome movie.
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post #22 of 49
I love bioshock definitely among my favorite games. I don't think a movie would have worked though. An awesome game does not an awesome movie make,
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Originally Posted by assaulth3ro911 View Post
Lets just throw the Halo and Mass Effect movie up on the big screen and call it day!
Wasnt Halo canceled as well?
    
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post
Wasnt Halo canceled as well?
I don't believe its canceled, they are just waiting for enough money, I think they went to some company and asked for x amount of dollars but when the company said no they said well **** you we aren't budging, so when the budget is provided it goes ahead (From what I read)
post #25 of 49
I'm not the type of guy that usually pays to watch movies. I would pay to watch this movie.

(& btw OP please fix the thread title, it's driving me insane.)
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[io9]Where is out Freaking Bioshock movie? Director explains why it’s not happening
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Why are the studios pushing for a rating of PG-13 when the game is rated M?? I know it's to attract younger people for box office but..this is a rated M game.

OT:

Halo is not canceled but on an indefinitely long hold. Fox and MS won't fund the $200-300 million movie.

Movie studios are ridiculous; they give Jonathan Liebesman $200 million to make Battle: Los Angeles. This guy directed some terrible movie(i.e. Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Darkness Falls) and he was given that amount of money on some crap sci-fi movie that has been made like 100 times? I can guarantee you that District 9, which only had a budget of $40 million, will be better than this Battle:LA movie.

Why not just give Blomkamp the $200 million?
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post #28 of 49
this could turn into another fan boy flick that will get awesome reviews but choke on $$$$ (example: Scott Pilgrim vs World)
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post #29 of 49
where the hell is our HALO movie!! morelike
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Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
So the biggest movies of the past like Terminator and Braveheart would never be made because of kiddies?
Its... different.

The original Terminator by Cameron is debatibly and indie film (yeah it had no major studio backing until distribution). And it did amazingly well. So the second one really wasn't an issue of it being rated R. It was a sequel with legacy so the studio knew it would do good. Braveheart's budget was around 50 million. And it was not a niche film and had Mel Gibson starring AND directing in it. And this was pre-breakdown. So he could put up his own money for it and investors wouldn't be too hard to find for the rest if need be.

Now we have a movie base off of a game. How well have these suckers done so far? Its a hit and miss usually more of a miss:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmenta...ossing_vid.php

And you say they all made money? Well all sure did but they didn't have that big return of investment (ROI) that everyone really loves. Now you take Gore Verbinski who has the most expensive costing film of all time Pirates of the Carribean: at World's End at $300 mil and a few others:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...xpensive_films

and you realized he isn't afraid to spend the cash to get the job done. Now add in that with an R-rated movie so that your big sales at the theater has lost a bug chunk of its audience. And its a game movie and they have a stigma about them. And its a game really only heard of within the gaming community, not much exposure outside. And a lot of gamers are in that under 17 category. Now you realize there is an issue with ROI.

Sure we can debate this all day long but I tell you its far different being at a keyboard than sitting at a desk with your checkbook out nervously thumbing through the pages with YOUR millions of dollars on the line. Part of me can't blame the investors. But then again part of me wants to say that screw it this would be an amazing sci-fi film.
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