Filmmaker Gore Verbinski has offered details on what his film adaptation of Bioshock might have looked like had it not been canceled.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Director Gore Verbinski was once tasked with directing a Bioshock film. Although the project was canceled, Verbinski has now opened what his adaptation would have looked like.
“I think it’s one of the few video game narratives that actually has a great story,” Verbinski told Collider about Bioshock games. “It’s Oedipus. He has a great narrative flow. He has a kind of unreliable storyteller. He has, at his core … Again, I went with John Logan, and he really responded to the dramaturgical aspect of the story. So we spent a lot of time. time adapting the script. Obviously, the big plane crash was a great stage, the entrance to that world. “
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“There was a lot of storyboarding, a lot of previews,” Verbinski continued. “It was played with how to have both endings. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the game, but dissecting that feint to the happy ending. And then still having the unleashed version of the ending. We were trying to achieve that, which was really exciting. Where if you watch the movie, you can get both. For me, the theme of the fixed piece … I don’t like generic action if there isn’t a story across the line. “
In 2008, it was announced that Gore Verbinski would lead a Bioshock film for Universal. However, the project was halted after the studio expressed concerns about its budget, as well as disputes over the rating, which Verbinski wanted to be R. Ken Levine of Irrational Games previously stated that the disappointing box office performance of the R rating. Watchmen The movie also took into account that Universal cooled down over Verbinski Bioshock characteristic.
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