Gore Verbinski Leaves "Pirates" To Focus On "Bioshock"
Well, at the very least, he must be really excited about this new project to turn down a guaranteed smash hit.
According to Examiner.com, director Gore Verbinski has told Disney he won't be signing on for the fourth entry in the massively popular and critically acclaimed "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Instead, he's going to be focusing all his energy and attention on a film adaptation of "Bioshock." Verbinski didn't have anything to say about the new movie, but he tossed up the requisite statement:
"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."/p>
Yeah, well, that's all nice and good, but you passed up "Pirates" to work on a game-to-movie adaptation. This is rarely a good move for directors, as indicated by history, as such projects rarely yield anything in the way of acclaim or box office ticket sales. But then again, Verbinski probably just wanted to try something new, and hey, he already has all this experience filming on the ocean, right? Well, now he'll be filming under the ocean, so maybe it's a perfect fit. "Bioshock" the movie is currently slated to arrive some time next year, and we're all hoping that with a great director and an equally great cast and crew, it'll be worthy of the game's stellar reputation.
Related Game(s): Bioshock
4/8/2009 Ben Dutka