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BioShock Movie: “It’s A Huge Bill”

1 Jul 2010  by   Paul Younger

The producer of the BioShock movie has revealed how the desire to remain true to the game has affected the film’s budget.

In an interview with IGN, producer Gore Verbinski emphasised that making an R-rated film which is set underwater does not come cheap.

“So we’re trying to figure out a way working with [director] Juan Carlos [Fresnadillo] to get the budget down and still keep so it’s true to the core audience, you know?” said Verbinski.

“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.”

The producer is confident that BioShock will fare rather better than your average game-to-film adaptation, and won’t receive a lukewarm response (both critically and commercially) like Prince of Persia.

“No, I thinkBioShock’s a rare one because it’s actually a great story,” he said.

“Me? I don’t want to make movies based on videogames, but BioShock’s the one Oedipal, crazy kind of — it’s just got really good bones, and we’re really trying to figure out a way to make it work.”

What do you think the chances are? Can the Pirates of the Caribbean man pull it off? Let us know in the comments section.

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