Netflix Announces BioShock Film will be directed by the Hunger Games Filmmaker
Blade Runner 2049 and Logan Screenwriter Attached to Write the Netflix Film
Netflix has announced that I Am Legend and Hunger Games series director will helm the streamer’s live-action adaptation of the beloved cult classic video game, BioShock. In addition, screenwriter Michael Green who might be more well known for writing films like Blade Runner 2049 and Logan is also attached to write the video game adaptation.
BioShock — our live-action feature film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise — will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Slumberland) from a script written by Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049, American Gods). pic.twitter.com/mDh4ut6ayJ
Hollywood’s want to make a BioShock film has been ongoing for almost as long as the Unchartedmovie’s past time in development hell which goes back as far as 2009. Back then BioShock publisher, 2K announced a deal with Universal Studios to adapt the game into film with the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy director, Gore Verbinski attached to the project at the time. The video game film under Universal Studios never happened due to budgetary concerns and the studio’s desire to make the film a PG-13 rating film which would make the film a lesser version of its Mature-rating source material.
Years later, Netflix would throw its hat into the ring with the streamer announcing back in February of this year it would be partnering with 2K and Vertigo Entermenat to adapt the BioShock franchise into a film. Seeing Netflix’s past original content I think safe to assume that the BioShock film isn’t going to cut any corners on what BioShock is. As far as the film’s quality that is up in the air as with every video game adaptation but having the Hunger Games Series director and the Logan screenwriter attached are both good signs but we’ll have to wait and see the final product if/when it releases.