BioShock Movie Needs To Be Filmed Outside America

Due to budget concerns, the BioShock movie has been put on ice — don't tell Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller!

If director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of Caribbean) were to helm the picture, he says the movie would need to be filmed abroad. "The bottom line is it has to shoot out of the States for budget reasons and my schedule may be prohibitive." he tells The Los Angeles Times. "Big movies are just not being shot in the States. I'm weighing whether I can physically go the U.K. or Australia or one of those other places with a tax rebate for a year-and-a-half."

In the mean time, Verbinski is busying himself with game development at his production company Blind Wink. He's hired Pandemic game designer Will Stahl to lead the endeavor. Blink Wink is working of five projects. "Some of the stuff we're doing is taking a conventional [first person shooter]experience and tweaking it in a way that hasn't been thought of before," Verbinski explains. "We looked at it from a different angle and changed the experience."

Verbinski is giving Stahl room to breath and not trying to impose Hollywood on game design. According to Verbinski:

When I meet with Hans Zimmer on a score, I don't tell him what notes to play. My respect for artists is very high. I think to get the most out of them, you have to liberate them. I think part of liberating them is saying, "Come up with something brilliant, new, and fresh. Stop thinking based on what has been beat into you by executives or publishers in terms of what's going to work and what's not. Don't react, just act."

I want to be clear I'm not not talking about directing a game the way I direct a movie. There are better people. It's more assembling a great team of talented people and getting them inspired.

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    I'll be happy wherever they film it because it doesn't involve Uwe Boll (his lack of presence may actually mean there is a goddess/god/llama deity). Pirates Of The Caribbean was a good little romp. So this shouldn't be too bad as long there is no or little light hearted comedy. Dark is allowed well i think the machines and the announcements over the P.A. are a little amusing in a way. All i hope that the director keeps the atmosphere of the game. that you the only sane person in a decaying world of madness. Also lots of blue/dark blue tones I REALLY REALLY hope he conveys that across. Or he will become the next Uwe Boll (A fate worse then death or being locked in a room forces to listen to Paris Hilton 'sing' **cough, cough, hack, cough, cough again hack lung, dust off lung, put back inside and start process again**)

    Scary note my dad likes the Hitman movie!!!! everybody all at once SCREAM!!!

    Also completely off topic as anyone noticed the Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi reference in BioShock (or Counting Crows if you prefer) "They took all the trees, Put em in a tree museum And they charged the people A dollar and a half just to see em"?

    I really like the way Gore's perspective on artists and liberating them. After all thats what being an artist is all about, creativity is alot about exploration. I really do think that this video game adaptation has a very interesting and intriguing story that could be well explored on screen although some parts may have to be modified of course and thank god Gore is directing because he I believe is one of the only directors that will bring this film to a high level. The whole underwater city and ocean element is completely different setting, mysterious and many viewers would be attracted to this. As for the films budgeting issues at present, I think Australia would be an excellent choice for tax incentives and our weather here is excellent compared to the U.K. Australia has some of the best production facilities in the world, the crews are highly competitive, their professionals are hard working and passionate about their craft. I don't think Gore would be disappointed with filming in Australia.

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