Unlike the mess that was the Halo movie debacle, Universal is determined to get BioShock to the silver screen with director Gore Verbinski "absolutely" attached.
Apparently the bigwigs at Uni are a little concerned at price right now, they want a more "responsible budget." Gore says they've been asked to shoot "outside the US" to save money.
"We were asked by Universal to move the film outside the US to take advantage of a tax credit," said director Gore Verbinski, reports . "We are evaluating whether this is something we want to do. In the meantime, the film is in a holding pattern."
The film's budget is said to have reached $160m, and so both are looking to trim the fat wherever possible with some production staff already let go. The movie was due to be shot in Los Angeles but that is likely to change venue, with one possibility being London.
"No plug has been pulled on BioShock," Universal reps told . "Universal remains committed to making the project and Gore absolutely remains attached as director."
Verbinski gave up the opportunity to work on a Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to stick with 2K's BioShock. Looks like a Hollywood trip down to Rapture is a while off yet...