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Matter, a Kinect game expected to launch on Xbox Live Arcade in 2013, has been cancelled by Microsoft. It was to be the first game developed in partnership with film director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Rango) and Blind Wink Games."Microsoft Studios is no lon...

March 6th 2013 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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This E3 brought the announcement of Matter, a new Xbox-exclusive game from the mind of Gore Verbinski, the director of Rango, The Ring, and 75 percent of Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Matter appends a title to the first project from Blind Wink Games, which was formed in partnership with Universa...

June 8th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Speaking of BioShock, the Gore Verbinski-produced film adaptation of the game is apparently still in the works, despite being halted for budgetary concerns more than a year ago. IGN got word straight from Verbinski: "The problem with BioShock was: R-rated movie, underwater, horror. It's a really ex...

July 1st 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Variety reports that Universal Pictures is in negotiations with 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo over the position of director for the BioShock adaptation. The project was originally to be directed by Gore Verbinski, who remains a producer on the title, and who set aside plans to dire...

August 24th 2009 at 9:31am 0 Comments
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We've been a little doubtful that the BioShock movie would actually get made after it was first announced, but director Gore Verbinski is starting to come around to our way of thinking. Verbinski told the LA Times that he thought the movie could still get made, but likely in a foreign country that...

June 1st 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The bad economy just won't stop showing up in our news posts these days. First we get predictions of months of down sales, and now we get news that the Gore Verbinski directed BioShock film adaptation is stuck "in a holding pattern." Variety is reporting that Verbinski and production company Univer...

April 25th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Just before we get started, it's probably worth mentioning that we're quite fond of Gore Verbinski's work to-date. This does not offset the creeping trepidation that we might feel about Verbinski and Universal having snagged the movie rights to a Wall Street Journal article about Second Life user Ri...

December 18th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://www.joystiq.com/2008/05/08/bioshock-movie-in-development-gore-verbinski-directing/'; Looks like the rumor we broke back in January that Hollywood was flirting with the BioShock license was dead-on. Variety reports that Universal has signed a deal to turn BioShock into a m...

May 8th 2008 at 11:10pm 0 Comments
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The D.I.C.E. Summit is a yearly gathering of the gaming industry's top talent, there to discuss everything from business practices to development methods to the latest in crazy game mechanics ideas. This year, not only did Gore Verbinski go a little nutty, but the Big Guns at Blizzard -- Mike Morhai...

February 8th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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At the DICE summit in Las Vegas Wednesday night, Pirates of the Caribbean creator Gore Verbinski gave a chat to game creators about movies, gaming, and his perspective of the industry in general. Beyond his generally complementary comments towards gaming, one particularly interesting aside that per...

February 7th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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While we're often quite protective of our medium – what does some big-shot Hollywood cat know anyways? – Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski delivered a heartfelt keynote speech at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit, asking game designers to "embrace madness" and "to make the suits...

February 7th 2008 at 9:31am 0 Comments