Don't Give Up Hope On That BioShock Movie Yet

No one can stop Mr. Bubbles from making his big screen debut, not even the underperforming Prince of Persia. Gore Verbinski, the man desperate to bring BioShock to the big screen, is still slaving away at it.

Verbinski, the director of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies and now producer on BioShock's film adaptation, tells IGN that they're trying "to get the budget down and still keep so it's true to the core audience". What does that mean, exactly?

"The thing is it has to be R, a hard R," Verbinski assures. "We don't want to dumb it down, we don't want to make it PG-13. We want to keep it really edgy, and it's a huge bill."

While we're not holding our breath just yet for BioShock's budget woes to make it possible, if Verbinski's enthusiasm holds, it could happen.

Gore: Persia Won't Stop BioShock [IGN]


    Could be worse.. It could be a Boll movie!

      That would be awesome! With Wayne knight as Andrew Ryan and Steve Buscemi as Frank Fontaine!

    Verbinski is a very competent director who has a talent for visually flamboyant action*. He also has both the clout and the connections to make it happen.

    If he can get this to the green light stage, we may see quite a good film.

    Though I don't really think PoP underperformed. Check the box office totals internationally. It's still doing well. Hasn't even been released in Japan yet.

    *I still think he needed an editor to beat him half to death for the ridiculous length of the action scenes in Pirates 2 and 3, but I appear to be in the minority.

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