Netflix, Take-Two and 2k are teaming up to adapt Bioshock into a live-action film. Currently, little information is available concerning the details of the film. However, Vertigo Entertainment and 2k will produce the film.
Bioshock is a popular FPS franchise centring around the dystopian underwater city of Rapture. The first title in the franchise hit the public in 2007 and follows protagonist Jack as he traverses Rapture, battling deranged citizens and robots while saving or harvesting genetically altered young girls called littler sisters. Bioshock 2 also takes place in Rapture, while the third title in the franchise takes place in Columbia, a city in the sky. As of yet, it is unclear which game in the series is receiving the adaptation.
Rumors of A Bioshock movie adaptation have been around for years. At one point, Universal Studios was set to work with director Gore Verbinski to bring the original Bioshock game to the big screen. Unfortunately, the deal fell through when Universal became concerned about a possible R-rating.
Bioshock and Netflix
“Netflix is among the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today. We are thrilled that they share our vision and commitment to the BioShock franchise, which is beloved by millions of fans around the world.” chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick, said, according to VG247, “2K’s Cloud Chamber studio is deep in active development on the next iteration of the series and coupled with our partnership with Netflix, we remain highly confident that BioShock will continue to captivate and engage audiences like never before.”
Other games are in talks for film adaptations as well. For instance, EA plans to adapt American McGee’s Alice for television. Likewise, Amazon Prime has shown interest in creating a Mass Effect series. In the same vein, Epic Games hopes to make a Fortnite movie. Even Hunt: Showdown will soon have a live-action TV adaptation.