‘Bioshock’ Movie Gets a New Director

Gore Verbinski, the director of all three Pirates of the Caribbean flicks, quit the Bioshock movie. The reason? Since Universal dropped the project because of its growing budget, they wanted to rewrite the script and find somewhere out of the country to shoot the movie, taking advantage of some of the price cuts. The Los Angeles Times got this out of Verbinski when asked on Bioshock:

"The bottom line is it has to shoot out of the States for budget reasons and my schedule may be prohibitive. There's a great script and a really interesting cast. It really comes down to the financial model now. Big movies are just not being shot in the States. I'm weighing whether I can physically go the U.K. or Australia or one of those other places with a tax rebate for a year-and-a-half."

So there you have it. He dropped out because he couldn't commit to shooting overseas since, according to Variety, he's doing an animated flick called Rango with Johnny Depp. He will, however, produce. But that's all.

Obviously Universal didn't want to drop this thing, since it has the potential to be a huge hit. Now they've got Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct it, the guy who did 28 Weeks Later in 2007. I say that this really isn't that bad of an idea. 28 Weeks Later was dark and creepy, the exact direction that I believe the Bioshock movie will go. Tell me what you think about this in the comments.

I'll update you on any new details that gets released (or leaked).

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