I dont want a maybe I want a hell yea!
this is the one and only movie im the most excited for
I dont want a maybe I want a hell yea!
this is the one and only movie im the most excited for
That Saw garbage gets made and that is more than R probabely.
He does sound like he wants to do it.
It does make it feel more real seeing him actually say it.
I hope the film gets made.
Verbinski could do it well.
Verbinski could do it well, along side Juan Carlos and Ken Levine. They could probably do it right.
P.S. New question of the week!
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HBO just needs to go ahead and buy the rights to this and turn it into a 10-part mini-series already. Then it can have a TV-MA rating if necessary.
This is semi off topic, but, Guillermo Del Toro has withdrawn his AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS project from Universal over budget/R Rating issues almost identical to the one Verbinski had with BIOSHOCK.
There's an article Here.
A noteworthy snip:Del Toro's project had story material from HP Lovecraft, Tom Cruise attached, and James Cameron producing. Was intended for 3D.Universal executives felt that “Madness” would need to make at least five hundred million dollars in worldwide grosses in order to turn a profit, considering global marketing costs.
I think if we want to ever see a BIOSHOCK movie, we better hope Peter Berg delivers a monster hit with BATTLESHIP...
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Bioshock>At the mountains of madness
What POORGUY said...
But its not like Hollywood agrees with that, so it seems to be looking more and more under the sea for Bioshock.
I think the second you said they were making a movie about Battleship as well.... that just makes me laugh.... and cry.
I'll Post your link on the front page though Inhal/Exhale so other people can see a small glimpse of the Bioshock future perhaps...
Sorry for bump, but theres some big updates to the Bioshock movie coming soon. So I figured the community would want to know!
As everyone should hopefully know, E3 is coming very soon and it would be impossible not to talk about Bioshock in one way or another! An article talks about this and goes on to say that Ken Levine and collaborators will be having a meeting in the following week talking about the Bioshock movie and its potential! The entire front page has been given a cleaner look, and a new question of the week and quote have also been added!
Hope you all enjoy.
Update ----- First meeting regarding continuation of Bioshock movie happened. Article about it at front page.
I just read the article and after years of translating Hollywood speak here's what I got out of it:
"Yeah, this movie's never ever going to happen, but we're going to keep throwing money at it on the off chance that one day the stars align and this movie can be made."
Personally, I'm happy that this project is having so many problems, because I don't think this movie could possibly do the source material justice due to the type of story it needs to tell. However, as collateral damage Gore Verbinski wasn't able to come back to direct Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and that ended up being just terrible.
Bioshock could be a great movie... but to do it right it would take a LOT of money. I'm betting it's never going to happen.
You know... your probably right. After re-reading the article, its only optimistic to those who are already optimistic.
Unless the stars do align, then it seems like it will be shelved soon until next E3 where its discussed again.
Either way though, Im optimistic about it. Doesnt mean its realistic though...
Universal continues to be out of money and in a somewhat uncertain management situation: Along with some friction with one of their major film financiers (Relativity media) link, they have passed on Ron Howard's THE DARK TOWER project, based on the Stephen King novels. link Ron Howard has a long history at the studio, and the project was envisioned as multiple movies with a cable TV series to follow. A interesting tidbit from the article mentions the studio has upwards of $400 million dollars tied up in two projects: BATTLESHIP and the Keanu Reeves starring 47 RONIN: a 3D samurai film.
In sort of similar circumstances to the BIOSHOCK film production, THE DARK TOWER already had sets built and casting well underway, with Javier Bardem set to star, when Universal pulled the plug. Unlike BIOSHOCK, it is rumored the DT film(s) may get picked up at Warner Brothers.
Verbinski asks "Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?" "No," says the man in Hollywood, "it belongs to the viewers." He needs to say, "Would you kindly allow for us to make this R- Rated movie as it should be?" And because the men of Hollywood are slaves to the viewers they will obey. Sorry for all the references. I am frustrated that no one will support it being R- rated. I would watch it, many of you would watch it. And you could make the argument that for every one person who voices their opinion, at least 10 others back up that view. I really hope the Bioshock movie is made. I'd even one of the useless side characters if that would help.
EDIT: Also, thanks "Inhale" for the news. As well as "ARaptureReminder" for your input. Always appreciated around these parts.
For what its worth, some of what's currently on the Universal slate for 2013:
Fast and Furious 6
R.I.P.D. (Jeff Bridges)
Despicable Me 2
Horizons (Tom Cruise, Directed by Joseph Kosinski (tron:legacy))
Stretch Armstrong (Taylor Lautner)
....and several other generic action titles, and a couple of Judd Apatow films. 2012 really is riding on Battleship and 47 Ronin for the studio. In 2013, Horizons is clearly the summer "A" pic for them, for winter...? too far out to know yet.
It seems to me like Bioshock as a film is pretty much dead unless someone is willing to buy the rights away prior to whenever Universal's option expires
Hollywood ruins everything...
A BioShock movie would be awesome. Too bad it's supposedly dead...
It annoys me, they're making so many other ☺☺☺☺ty movie's and yet something that would actually be great on the big screen they say they can't do. I say ☺☺☺☺ the rating, if you make a good film people will watch it.
Yeah, if anything was to have happened. It probably would have been at E3, so that sucks a lot that nothings probably going to happen anytime soon.
Having an R movie is fine, its just the price tag that comes with it. And Im preeeety sure no one wants to see a Pg-13 Bioshock movie..... pretty sure.
I think the part that has me really dissapointed, is that the "Battleship" movie beat this out.
Man, why can't they just buckle down and get this done? This movie, so long as it stays true to the story of Rapture, could outsell freaking Avatar if they did it right.
As for me, I am perfectly content with this. I don't think the medium of film lends itself well to the story of BioShock and a film adaptation would only damage it. This is one project I'm totally happy to see die on the vine. Uncharted, however, if done right could be a truly great video game movie and I hope that one gets rolling soon.
So is there going to be a movie or not? I saw an interview that he said it would cost too much...but have you seen the movies lately? Harry Potter cost way too much, but they made it. I would definitely go watch it and take who I could (over eighteen of course, because of the gore). I hope they do!!
What irritates me is , studios can produce , films like The Human Centipede series , which aren't on demand , but act like a Bioshock movie isn't wanted , that really bothers me .
The current highest grossing video game adaptation is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time with $335 million world wide. That movie cost $200 million to make plus an unknown amount for marketing (for argument's sake we'll say $50 million) meaning it would have needed to make $500 million in order to be considered a success. It didn't even come close, despite having a PG-13 rating which is traditionally the highest earning. BioShock has the extra disadvantage of needing an R rating which is traditionally the lowest earning. All of these factors combined means that we'll never see a film adaptation of BioShock any time soon.
I don't know if it's been mentioned but why not cgi, a dark pixar type of movie. Would save money as nothing would have to built and voice actors are cheaper than movie actors. With cgi you can bend more rules than a live action movie based in "reality". So long as the mood of Rapture is captured right.
While animation would definitely suit the world of Rapture (obviously since all video games are animated) in the film community you have to deal with the silly pre-conceived notion that anything animated is for kids. It's very very rare to see a wide-release animated movie that is not aimed specifically at kids within the United States. Other places like Japan and parts of Europe have no qualms with making animated movies for adults, but in the good ol' U.S. of A. slapping an R rating on an animated film is cause for widespread panic. Plus, while it could potentially lower the cost (though not necessarily because Toy Story 3 cost $200 Million) you still have most of the other problems I mentioned above.
Loved the buzz and talk going around a few weeks ago! Decided to delete the "quotes" section from the front page and replace with a new "FAQ" section which should be more helpful and nice. If you have a worthy question, I'd be more than glad to put it up for the general audience! new Question of the Week as well in case your bored!
Special thanks to IllusionOfLife for helping the public out when they needed it.
I really think if they do a movie they should use the book as a script.