R Rating Contributed to Bioshock Movie’s Canning
Comingsoon interviewed Gore Verbinski recently about The Lone Ranger, but he also told the website why his Bioshock movie adaptation got canned.He is quoted as saying;
“I couldn’t really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating,”he explained, “Alternately, I wasn’t really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version. Because the R rating is inherent. Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing. I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you’re still shivering and going, “Jesus Christ!”… It’s a movie that has to be really, really scary, but you also have to create a whole underwater world, so the pricetag is high. We just didn’t have any takers on an R-rated movie with that pricetag.”
Well at least it’s nice to know that Verbinksi wasn’t going to pussy out if he was getting a Bioshock film done. Of course, you get the impression that the Hollywood bigwigs didn’t want to risk money on something that wouldn’t probably make a lot of money regardless of whether it was R or PG-13. That being said, did anyone actually want a Bioshock film adaptation?