Gore Verbinski Trades Pirates For ‘Bioshock’

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Gore Verbinski, director of all three Pirates of the Caribbean films, is ending his streak and not participating in the fourth installment. Instead, Verbinski will be focusing his efforts on the upcoming Bioshock video game adaptation.

Verbinski recently let Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer know that he will not be back to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

That’s good news for everyone! Verbinski now has a chance to work on something different – another film that could spawn its own franchise – and the fans of the series get a new helmer to take the next Pirates film in a different direction (which is what it desperately needs).

In speaking with Variety, Verbinski said:

“I had a fantastic time bringing ‘Pirates’ to life, and I am eternally grateful to Jerry, Johnny and the rest of the creative and production team… I’m looking forward to all of us crossing paths again in the future.”

Under his control, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise raked in over $2.6 billion worldwide. The next film is currently in development and starring Johnny Depp again as Captain Jack Sparrow. However, it has yet to be officially green lit.

I wonder if they’ll bring in a big name director for the next flick or if they’ll pass the torch to a relative newcomer.

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A Big Daddy protecting a Little Sister in Bioshock

As for Bioshock, there’s been no major updates on this project for quite some time. It was initially expected to release in 2010 but with no cast or official schedule announced, I expect that it will get pushed back at least a year.

What are you thoughts on Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and the Bioshock movies?

Source: Variety

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  1. Best game ever!!!!!!!

    Only play 3 games.

    Call of Duty 4

    Bioshock owns all

    Movie???? Meh maybe not so much

  2. Bioshock is a great game, largely thanks to its story and the artistic atmosphere. But I don’t think its plot twist will ever resonate with people half as well as it did in the game

  3. Gore Verbinski is not a bad director, so i hope the movie will not be just another craptastic video game adaptation

  4. With a competent director who truly understands the dark subject matter and atmosphere of bioshock, the movie could be pretty good. I would like to see a movie about the fall of rapture though since we’ve already played through rapture. Having the main character be atlas or fontaine would be awesome.

  5. I just want to see if they have the little sisters jumping on atlas as if they were spartans… Lol. ” get ‘em she says…”

  6. well BioShock is a Wounderful Game i’ve Played thru it Many Times.
    i Hope they can Finally Make a good Video Game Adaptation.

    and to Keep Uwe Boll as Far away from this Project as Possible.

  7. So will they be making a World of Warcraft Movie next?


    Actually, that would be cool.

  8. BioShock is one of few games that really drag you into it with it’s story and atmosphere. It’s not about killing or scoring points! Like Half Life or Max Payne, BioShock is just superb. The setting is so dark and it feels so real. If taken seriously, it can become a very good movie!

  9. @ Steven

    Half Life goes a bit deeper than just killing and getting points, and well Max Payne is about the revenge hence the killing. Actually I could see a Half-Life movie being done within the next 10 years.
    If they do this the movie should be interesting, but I think we won’t see word for word of the game. Just hope it doesn’t fail like most video game to movie translations have done, ADN IT BETTER HAVE A FREAKIN R RATING.

  10. Holy crap! I hear rumors but I never actually knew they were making a Bioshock movie. This is gonna be sick, can’t wait. Thanks for the info.