Giving interviews during the trailer launch for “Rango” the other week, director Gore Verbinski revealed to IGN that the planned adaptation of video game series “Bioshock”, which he will produce, is still in the works despite budgetary concerns.
“We’re working trying to make it. The problem with BioShock was: R-rated movie, underwater, horror. It’s a really expensive R-rated movie. 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? The thing is it has to be R, a hard R” says an optimistic Verbinski.
The helmer doesn’t think the disappointing box-office of video game adaptation “Prince of Persia” will affect its chances “because it’s actually a great story… 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… right now it’s really a budget thing and how to keep the integrity and keep it a Hollywood movie.”
For the full interview, click here.