'BioShock' movie put on hold by Universal | EW.com

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'BioShock' movie put on hold by Universal

A feature-film version of the critically acclaimed 2007 videogame BioShock, to be helmed by Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, has been put on hold by Universal, according to a story in Variety. With a budget reportedly at $160 million – caused in part by the film’s setting, a massive underwater city – the studio chose to halt production and seek alternative ways of cutting costs, including possibly shooting in London to take advantage of tax credits. Verbinski and the studio tell Variety they are still committed to making the film.