While it was recently announced that Gore Verbinski's adaptation of the video game Bioshock, it seems that the director might not be able to make the picture at all. L.A. Times recently spoke with Verbinski about the film being put on hold and he revealed that he might not be able to direct the film.
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.
It was also reported in April that Verbinski wouldn't be directing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 so he could direct Bioshock. It remains to be seen if Verbinski would go back on board the Johnny Depp pirate series if Bioshock does fall through.
We'll certainly keep you posted on any and all new developments surrounding both films.