Pirates 4 Out, BioShock In for Verbinski
That's right, kids. Director Gore Verbinski has forsaken pirates, opting instead to explore the world of Big Daddies. Um ... that could quite possibly be the most unintentionally homo-erotic lead-in I've ever written.
In any event, Empire Online reports that the now big name director has announced that he won't be returning for the fourth installment of the popular film series Pirates of the Caribbean, which is due to shoot next year. Instead he'll be focusing on the live-action adaptation of the horror video game BioShock.
For those not in the know, BioShock is set in an alternate 1960 where a plane crash survivor called Jack finds himself in an underwater city called Rapture and has to survive encounters with the mutated inhabitants and drones that now populate it, thanks to a mysterious substance called ADAM that is extracted from sea slugs that gives them psychic powers and mutant physical abilities.
Look for more soon, and in the interim dig on some completely unrelated BioShock artwork and imagine the possibilities! We're in for one hell of a ride!
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