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R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans 140

Back in 2008, it was announced that BioShock would be getting a movie adaptation. Those plans never really materialized, and director Gore Verbinski has now explained why: "I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. 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 price tag is high. We just didn't have any takers on an R-rated movie with that price tag."
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R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans

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  • by whiteranger99x ( 235024 ) on Wednesday February 16, 2011 @05:01AM (#35218922) Journal

    If the filmmaker only would've started his sentence with "would you kindly", he would've got unconditional support for making the movie

  • Uwe Boll (Score:3, Funny)

    by Alex Belits ( 437 ) * on Wednesday February 16, 2011 @06:00AM (#35219156) Homepage

    Uwe Boll!
    Uwe Boll!
    Uwe Boll!

    (at very least, they could've adopted his tactics to get funding)

  • by badboy_tw2002 ( 524611 ) on Wednesday February 16, 2011 @06:07AM (#35219188)

    Cool, will put you down for that. I'm going to start a website on geocities and get this ball rolling. Anyone know HTML?

  • by adamofgreyskull ( 640712 ) on Wednesday February 16, 2011 @07:47AM (#35219584)
    No, it started as a series of sketches performed by the Cambridge Footlights, then that was made into the radio drama. That was then novelised by an enterprising young pornographer of some disrepute. (This pulp novelisation was later serialised on television by Michael Winner and Ken Russell but almost no-one ever acknowledges this). Anyway, it was only made into a book when the original sketches' notes were found and interpreted by the Red Baron, (using Alan Turing and other captured code-breakers from Bletchley Park), who believed them to be the D-Day invasion plans. Turing's recollections of this experience to Tolkien then went on to form the basis for the outline of the canonical version of the LotR books. They languished in obscurity for 50 years before eventually, a young man named Peter Jackson stumbled upon a copy of them in his grand-father's attic while investigating a sort of a musty, damp smell. But don't you try and tell that to the wikipedia editors. Bastards.

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