Universal sinks Bioshock

Universal Pictures has reportedly stopped production on the Gore Verbinski-helmed adaptation of Bioshock, according to Variety and the director himself.

bio1Universal Pictures has reportedly stopped production on the Gore Verbinski-helmed adaptation of Bioshock, according to Variety and the director himself.

“We were asked by Universal to move the film outside the U.S. to take advantage of a tax credit,” Verbinski told the trade paper. “We are evaluating whether this is something we want to do. In the meantime, the film is in a holding pattern.”

The director, who recently directed the massively popular Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, bowed out of directing a fourth instalment in the series so that he could take the lead on Bioshock. The film will be adapted from the Xbox 360 game, in which a plane crash survivor discovers an underwater city named Rapture, filled with violence, madness and danger.