Netflix is ​​working on the long-awaited BioShock movie adaptation

Iconic video game brand BioShock is finally getting a Hollywood adaptation, with Netflix announcing plans to take another shot at bringing Ken Levine’s whimsical RPG to life after 14 years in limbo.

The streaming service is partnership with game company Take-Two Interactivewho released it? BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite from 2007 to 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter said companies plans to build a “potential cinematic universe” Set in the world of Ken Levine. At this point, no writer or filmmaker is tied to the revived project. According to the trade press, the cooperation agreement was signed nearly a year ago, and has been growing since then.

BioShock was released in 2007, led by Levine and Take-Two, a subsidiary of 2K Games, and immediately took the internet world by storm. In the original title, the player controls Jack who survives a plane crash. Throughout the story, the protagonist descends deeper and deeper into the ruined underwater city of Rapture, a previously utopian paradise. The city has since descended into civil war with genetically enhanced soldiers and mutants fighting on both sides.

The 2007 title received critical acclaim for the game’s plot, twists, and action. Take-Two continues its success with BioShock 2 in 2009 and later Infinite in 2013.

Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite.
Image via 2K Games.

Adaptation BioShock into a feature film that has been on the Hollywood hit list since the game’s release but the plan has failed many times over the years.

But the pirate of the Caribbean Director Gore Verbinski is originally tied to the live-action project less than a year later BioShocktheir debut and explosive popularity. Budget matters and Verbinski insists any film adaptation must be rated CHEAP keep movies indefinitelyhowever, and it was finally shelved. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who picked up the project shortly after, had similar problems.

14 years later, Netflix has completed the franchise after its recent successes with mature offerings like The Witcher and Bridgerton. There is no confirmed release date.

Big Daddy in BioShock 2.
Image via 2K Games.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Netflix is ​​one of the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today. We are delighted that they share our vision and commitment to the BioShock brand, loved by millions of fans around the world.

“2K Studio Cloud Chamber is actively developing a sequel to the series, and along with our partnership with Netflix, we are very confident that BioShock will continue to engage and engage audiences more than ever before. time is over.”

In terms of gameplay, 2K Games has finally confirmed BioShock 4 in 2021. The long-awaited sequel, will reported as open worldThere is no official release date yet. Netflix is ​​working on the long-awaited BioShock movie adaptation

Emma Bowman

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