Fans who have been patiently waiting for the live action arrival of the best selling underwater video game series won’t have to wait much longer. Bioshock is finally taking a big leap from the world of video games to being on viewers’ televisions in the live action format. Something that has historically been a bad decision for many developers in recent memory but this is a likely exception to that rule.
Bioshock is a action thriller first person shooting single player game that takes place during the early to mid 20th century. The games are known for their dark visuals, grotesque atmosphere, horrific soundtrack and of course iconic enemies. Splicers, Big Daddies and Little Sisters were the common threat that plagued the underwater city. The city known as Rapture was created with the idea of being an escape from life above on land into a new place where anyone can be what they wanted while getting a new start. The games are heavily driven by the narrative and are supported by the fast paced gameplay.
Fortunately for gamers, Netflix is bringing in some heavy names to work on this project. Directing this film will be Francis Lawrence, who is known for the Hunger Games trilogy & Will Smith’s I Am Legend. Michael Green, will be the one writing this project who’s works include Logan & Blade Runner 2049. All projects listed from their previous work were generally received favorably if not really well. Here’s to hoping they can capture that magic in the upcoming Bioshock adaptation.