Bioshock Movie Sabotaged by Fearful Hollywood

Hollywood would only go a PG-13

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Bioshock Movie Sabotaged by Fearful Hollywood
Imagine a Bioshock movie: little girls with syringes, sucking fluids from corpses then being harvested themselves. That'd be an R-rated movie in the States surely. So says erstwhile director Gore Verblinski - not so said Hollywood.

"I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. Verblinski commented in a story from Comingsoon.

"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."

So, Hollywood still can't get its corporate head around the fact that gamers are grown ups?


disdain 15 Feb 2011 19:06
Joji 17 Feb 2011 13:11
The best way to go now, is via the anime movie or short series route, in a similar way to say Halo Legends, but with more consistent single style of animation. Much cheaper to do, and can be sold directly to the audience that love the source material. Another possible option would be a short web series, and sell it later on DVD and DL.

I would still love to see this live action film done, but the suits are such a problem. Sod them and stick to your vision, and if still possible in live action, do it your way?
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