Francis Lawrence to Direct ‘Bioshock’ Movie for Netflix

Director Francis Lawrence will make the trip from Panem to Rapture, as the Hunger Games franchise veteran has been attached to direct Netflix’s BioShock film adaptation. The screenplay will be written by Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan).

The original BioShock game was released in 2007 by 2K, who are also serving as producers for this project. It tells the story of a civil war between the inhabitants of the city of Rapture, an underwater community. War erupts when a percentage of the population becomes addicted to a super-enhancing serum which makes people develop powers.

To this day, the franchise has produced three games, which have a combined number of 18 million copies sold worldwide. A fourth installment is currently being developed by Cloud Chamber, one of 2K’s internal studios. The game is expected to release a few years from now.

Netflix has enjoyed plenty of success with video game adaptations, with projects such as its Witcher universe and the Arcane television series gathering views from younger members of the audience. As of today, there is no word on casting for the BioShock film adaptation.

Source: THR


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