Video game series BioShock looks to be getting a film adaption at Netflix. Take-Two Interactive and Vertigo Entertainment will serve as producers of the film after a deal has been on the table for nearly a year.
BioShock is a sci-fi franchise that takes place in 1960. Protagonist Jack discovers an abandoned underwater world after being the lone survivor of a plane crash. Jack soon finds out that this utopia has a sinister past.
Just like cinema went comic-book crazy for the past two decades, this could be the dawn of video game franchises in other forms of media. Netflix already has The Witcher television series, with The Last Of Us expected to debut this year. Awards Radar recently reported the news of an It Takes Two film in the works, Tom Holland’s Uncharted coming out this Friday and a sequel to Sonic The Hedgehog, not to mention the curiosity of all gamers as they await the Super Mario Bros. movie starring Chris Pratt as Mario.
Regardless of how the film turns out, BioShock will bring something unique to the Netflix platform. With games like BioShock hitting a broader audience, this may be the boost Hollywood needs to create more original stories.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter