BioShock the movie is no longer being directed by Gore Verbinski. During an interview with ComingSoon.net Verbinski went into detail on why he's no longer involved with the BioShock movie. "I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating," he explained. Keep reading for more.
One of the major issues Verbinski had with making the BioShock movie was deciding on how graphic and mature to make it. "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 price-tag." BioShock had a M for Mature rating so a movie rating of R makes sense.
Verbinski even thought a BioShock adaptation would be the perfect candiate for 3D. "[Bioshock] would be a great movie to do in 3D. I'd like to go into that world wearing a pair of glasses. I think in general, gaming is perfect for 3D. Anything where you're the protagonist. The kid in 'The Shining' on the big wheel, going around corridors. That's what 3D is perfect for. To make people feel on-edge." I'm not a huge fan of 3D myself but when he puts it that way I kind of agree.
Are you bummed Gore Verbinksi won't be on working BioShock after all?
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