Remember when people were speculating that Prince of Persia stood a chance of being the first truly exceptional video game adaptation? Oh, how innocent we were, not yet tainted by the forces of Terrible, personified in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal as the whitest Arab ever and his deus ex machina time travel knife. With that behind us, let's get an update on the next "surely the first great video game adaptation," Bioshock.
IGN spoke with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, who was going to helm Bioshock before he realized "Holy crap, I can't direct a video game movie, they'll slaughter me!" and slipped in a producer's role:
"We're working trying to make it. The problem with Bioshock was: R-rated movie, underwater, horror. It's a really expensive R-rated movie..."
Ah, so what Verbinski is trying to say:
"There's a lot of really cool, unique stuff in Bioshock and they won't let us have the money if we try to make something challenging and sophisticated, so we're at the end of our rope. Why don't you ask me about my upcoming animated film, Rango? That's why your here isn't it? You internet press guys are all the same!"