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BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

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Second director moves away from troubled project

The Hollywood movie adaptation of BioShock is yet again "on hold", after a troubled production run stretching back years.... read more

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BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby Pepz347 » 26 Mar 2012, 11:05

But do we really need one?
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BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby TheRandyNinja » 26 Mar 2012, 11:08

what a shame why do all the big budget films have to be for kids when adults are the ones with all the cash. i love the way the movie companys are struggeling its probably because half of the films are dumbed down for kids. they even took out the violent scences from hunger games..
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BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby m4v3r1cK89 » 26 Mar 2012, 11:16

If this movie manages to negotiate all the other hurdles associated with the games-to-movies issue, which by the way is highly unlikely, then downgrading it to a PG-13 rating would be a disaster - killing the soul of the franchise, yet again, to appease the lowest common denominator. Bioshock is bursting with dark themes and twisted ultraviolence, so to lose it would be a hammer-blow to the credibility - and appeal - of the movie.

However, producers need only point to the recent success of The Hunger Games to justify their intentions - a similarly stripped-down book-to-movie adaptation.
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Re: BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby KK-Headcharge78 » 26 Mar 2012, 11:47

Bummer and where the hell is the Gears of War film? Or has that been canned?
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Re: BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby laminated0 » 26 Mar 2012, 13:07

I can see the potential in the movie, it could be great but also the downside... The problem being that bioshock wasn't just a great game due to it's setting, the whole narrative you are subjected to throughout the game, the storyline the twists, the commentary on gamers through a games narrative and plot was absolute genius IN a game.... for a film it wouldn't have the same effect and game to movie tie ins are generally never successful so the fact no one wants to touch this is not a great surprise.
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Re: BioShock movie 'on hold' AGAIN - Will it ever get made?

Postby DarthSeaBass » 26 Mar 2012, 16:08

Hopefully not!
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