It’s been almost forever since we’ve heard anything but trouble from the production of a Bioshock movie — way back in June in fact when we got news that producers were in a spot of trouble over budget problems. And now to add to that stack of troubles we have this stinker, the studio is finding ways to fit it into a strictly PG-13 rating (M in NZ) — which is a bit of an oddity when the game is a very solidly R-rated. Personally I think that’s what makes the game so freaking awesome, and if your a fan of the Bioshock games then its not great news.
Not all is lost, as the studio is looking into a PG-13 rating but producer Gore Verbinski and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo are strictly gunning for a hard R-rating — so it’s nice to know that at least the crew know what they want. And personally I think that trying to make a film something its not, in this case PG-13 rated then it strays to far from the what its being adapted from — which is the games. The rumors of trouble in June weren’t in fact so much to do with the lack of budget, as Universal is willing to fork over the cash — but for a price, which is the lower rating. So not so much to budget, but conflicting ideals — Universal wants PG-13 and they want R-rated…but the question is are there enough fans out there over the required age for a solid R-rating.