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Gore off Bioshock?

06.01.2009

Will the BIOSHOCK movie end up sinking, lost forever with the remains of Rapture?

While PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN director Gore Verbinski seemed perfectly suited to bring the videogame BIOSHOCK and its submerged city to life, it sounds like he's getting chilly extremities. Last month we heard that the project was drifting on the brink of limbo (despite some casting rumors), and Verbinski admits to the LA Times that the studio's desire to move the production might be the dealbreaker for him.

"The bottom line is it has to shoot out of the States for budget reasons and my schedule may be prohibitive," he says. "There's a great script and a really interesting cast. It really comes down to the financial model now. 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."

Part of Verbinski's schedule is occupied with developing videogames -- read his discussion on that topic RIGHT HERE.

Until we hear whether the BIOSHOCK movie gets a plasmid injection or becomes flooded forever (let's hope Universal comes to their senses), we'll have to take solace in knowing we can return to Rapture when the game's sequel arrives in November.

Extra Tidbit: So it looks like another HALO situation after all. Damn.
Source: LA Times

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