‘Bioshock’ Adaptation Lands Director, Screenwriter

by Thomas Tuna

BioShock is ready to make some cinematic waves.

The Vertigo Entertainment film adaptation of the Take-Two Interactive video game franchise is moving along smartly now, as a genre director and screenwriter has signed on to the Netflix project, according to a report on Deadline.

Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games franchise) will helm the feature, with Michael Green (Alien: Covenant) adapting the screenplay. There has no word yet on casting choices or production schedules.

The original BioShock horror-s/f game–released in 2007 by 2K Games (a subsidiary of Take-Two)–is a first-person shooter game that features “a crumbling underwater city called Rapture. Its society is fragmented by a civil war, with many inhabitants addicted or using a genetically enhancing serum that gives them powers,” according to the description.

The inhabitants line in fear of Big Daddies, “mutated humans who have been merged with diving suits. Into this world is dropped the game’s protagonist–Jack–a survivor of a mysterious plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on BioShock on Netflix.


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