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Submitted by Johnny Cullen 2105d ago | news

BioShock Film Halted by Universal

GOONL!NE: "Wuh oh. Universal Studios have halted production on the movie version of BioShock." (BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock 3, Culture, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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rebirthofcaos  +   2105d ago
Bad taste
well that should be a bad taste after the chun-li movie and the other bad hollywood productions.
ThanatosDMC  +   2105d ago
Dont worry! They're letting Uwe Boll direct this movie. It'll be super awesome like the rest of his blockbuster movies!
winlonghorn  +   2105d ago
@thanatos
Actually, Gore Verbinski decided to helm this movie over Pirates of the Caribbean 4. :) Here is hoping that this means that he can return to working on that movie. :)
ThanatosDMC  +   2105d ago
Whoa whoa whoa, there's going to be a Pirates 4?! If true... wow! I hope Legolas dies this time around. Yes, i call him Legolas in all his movies and i call the elf guy in LOTR as Agent Smith in all his movies.
Raz  +   2104d ago
damn accountants...
I know it's a lot of money to put on the line, but if you've got a stellar director and a good script, you can make it happen.

Christ, if only more movie studios would sack up instead of worrying about the bottom line when it comes to telling a good story - I'd actually be paying attention to 'coming attractions'.

Focus exclusively on making it affordable and you'll kill any significant chance of its success. Doesn't matter how good the director is; if you hamstring him like that you'll never have another Terminator or Lord of the Rings - just a lot of low-budget schlock.

And the occasional hidden gem; but my Blockbuster rental two years after its production isn't going to pay the budget, either.
Perjoss  +   2104d ago
I think gaming needs a few more years for people to start taking it really seriously and maybe then the movie industry will start throwing some talent at games licenses and actually make a good movie or 2.

I have no idea what is going on with the whole peter jackson and halo thing but that was interesting to hear about, I'm not even a halo fan but if that movie was directed by PJ I would watch it on release day, I love gaming in general and would love to see any GOOD game related movie directed by a big shot director.

King of Kong was nice even though it felt more like an interesting documentary than a movie. It's scary to think how many millions of gamers are just itching to spend their cash at the cinema watching a good game related movie but no one is cashing in on this... /shrug
ElementX  +   2105d ago
Hopefully it's halted permanently. Movies based on games suck!
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2105d ago
Gore Verbinski is an amazing director.
darkmurder  +   2105d ago
Somehow I think if you took the combat out of Bioshock the dialogue would go for about 10 minutes so clearly theyd change the story around.
pamkhat  +   2105d ago
I have mixed feelings about movies based on video games. I can't really name one that I truly loved. Of course, I'd still see this movie if they do make it. You can't not watch something like a Bioshock movie.
Cheeseknight28  +   2105d ago
I'd say this is a good thing but the Director and Writer for this made it sound impossible to screw up. Gore Verbinski and John Logan... it could have been done. At least they didn't have no-names like the rest of the video games films.
DoucheVader  +   2105d ago
Bummer...
Good catch from the Goon Line Guys! :)
chidori666  +   2105d ago
ouch.....
yeswecan84  +   2105d ago
They should make GOW in the style of 300.
no_more_heroes  +   2105d ago
dude...
Epic Win! Didn't they say there was going to be a GOW movie anyway, though? If so, what about Frank Miller being director?
no_more_heroes  +   2105d ago
didn't know there was gonna be a Bioshock Movie
can't wait to see what theme park attraction Universal would come up with for THIS.
dreamtheater87  +   2104d ago
That would be incredible. A super high detailed dark ride around rapture, in the style of the Haunted Mansion! Looking forward to the new Transformers ride, should be amazing.

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