R Rating Contributed to Bioshock Movie’s Canning

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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?

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