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Gore Verbinski: Why His 'bioshock' Film Didn't Happen


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In a recent interview, director Gore Verbinski offered updates on his current film projects (including 'The Lone Ranger' with Johnny Depp as Tonto) and took a few moments to discuss why his film adaptation of the popular 'Bioshock' video game never quite got off the ground. While fans of the popular video game series may be disappointed to hear that Verbinski won't be bringing the Big Daddies to the silver screen, once they hear his reasoning behind it I think they'll be relieved:

Verbinksi explains:
"I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. 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 pricetag."


Basically, in a film landscape of bloodless Wolverine movies and teen-friendly Die Hard sequels, the reason why his Bioshock adaptation never saw the light of day was because he refused to soften the content of the film solely to appeal to a wider audience - and for that, we salute him.



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Sounds like the movie could be really good...
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I'd rather have no bioshock movie than an bioshock movie that would suck ass

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QUOTE (Kanashe @ Feb 15 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. 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 pricetag."

I don't get why it has to be rated R to be "really, really scary". The Ring was PG-13 and it was pretty creepy.

I don't really get why the studios care so much either. I just don't understand why he's so caught up on getting an R rating.
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This is the dude who directed the Pirates of the Carribean movies. I don't think we lost the cure for cancer here

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QUOTE (Xayun @ Feb 16 2011, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the dude who directed the Pirates of the Carribean movies. I don't think we lost the cure for cancer here

I think he only directed the 1st movie, and that was it.



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Nope, all 3

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In all fairness the pirates of the caribean turned out be exactly what it was originally envisioned as. Its not like they defiled some novell in its production or something.

So for the guy to stick to his principles like that is commendable.

Edited by Master C, 18 February 2011 - 01:51 PM.


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QUOTE (Kanashe @ Feb 17 2011, 03:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think he only directed the 1st movie, and that was it.

He was overshadowed by jerry bruckheimer
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