Francis Lawrence, who helmed The Hunger Games, will helm Netflix’s live-action BioShock remake.
Michael Green, a screenwriter, will adapt the well-known video game series for the big screen (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, Death on the Nile). Take-Two Interactive, 2K, and Netflix are working together to create the film BioShock. Variety was the first to report about Lawrence and Green’s involvement.
Irrational Games developed the BioShock video game series, which comprises BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, while 2K, a Take-Two Interactive Software subsidiary, published it.
The first-person shooter BioShock was released in 2007, and it takes place in the decaying underwater city of Rapture. Rapture’s society is torn apart by civil war, and many of its citizens are addicted to a genetic enhancement drug that gives them superhuman abilities. They also live in fear of Big Daddies, mutated humans who have been fitted with diving suits. The game’s protagonist, Jack, a survivor of an enigmatic plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean, is thrust into this universe.
Given that the BioShock franchise has sold more than 39 million copies globally, Netflix is betting on a global audience. Cloud Chamber is presently working on the following installment.
Roy Lee from Vertigo Entertainment and Lawrence will produce the Netflix movie adaptation, while executive producers Cameron MacConomy and Strauss Zelnick will also work on the project.
The Witcher is perhaps one of the best video game adaptations that have been done successfully on Netflix (the video game series is itself an adaptation of the Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski). One of the top-rated shows on the streaming service is a fantasy series starring Henry Cavill that is in the process of being spun off into an anime film.