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GamingMoviesUniversal Pictures

Gore Verbinski had previously announced his next big project following the Pirates of the Caribbean was to direct an adaptation of teh video game Bioshock from Take-Two Interactive.  However, once the budget balloon to well over $160 million, Universal Pictures put a hold on the production. The film was originally to be shot in Los Angeles, which is probably the biggest contributor to the high cost. Universal and Verbinksi are looking for other places to shoot the flick, with London being bandied about as a possible cheaper venue. via Variety

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Boom StudiosMark Waid

Boom! Studios has announced its Editor in Chief Mark Waid has launched his own blog site aptly named MarkWaid.com as a platform for the writer to stand up on the soap box and be heard. “Who better to hand a megaphone to than a comics vet who’s seen it all and done it all?” said BOOM! Studios marketing and sales director Chip Mosher.  “Mark’s earned a reputation for being outspoken.  BOOM! is proud to sponsor a site where Mark can stand on his soapbox and harangue readers far and wide!” “I don’t know if ‘harangue’ is the word I’d use,”

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