Universal has stopped pre-production on Gore Verbinski’s BioShock movie over cash worries.
According to this Variety report, a planned budget of $160 million for an LA shoot was too much for Universal to stomach, so alternative locations – like the UK – are being looked at in an effort to get things moving again.
“We were asked by Universal to move the film outside the U.S. to take advantage of a tax credit,” Verbinski said.
“We are evaluating whether this is something we want to do. In the meantime, the film is in a holding pattern.”
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