Netflix-bound BioShock film adaptation to be directed by Francis Lawrence ↺
With three games already released and a fourth one in development since late 2019, BioShock is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, with over 37 million copies sold by May 2021. Yesterday, Netflix confirmed once again that a live-action feature film adaptation based on this franchise is on its way, also revealing the names of two people essential to the project.
The script for the upcoming movie will be penned by Michael Green, who is the man behind titles like Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Alien: Covenant, and Logan. The BioShock film adaptation will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who became popular for his work on the Hunger Games franchise, including the upcoming prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The list of movies directed by him also includes Constantine, I Am Legend, and Sparrow. The upcoming film will be produced by Netflix, 2K, and Vertigo Entertainment as the potential starting point of a cinematic universe.
Netflix unveiled the project in early 2022, but now we get the first details about the people involved as well. Unfortunately, it might take a while until we hear more about the casting choices. We can only hope that the BioShock movie will be more faithful to the source material and will feature stronger characters than the recently aired Halo TV show, which is already on its way towards a second season but was met with mixed reviews.
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