‘Bioshock’ Director Hopeful About Film Adaptation

by Jayson Drury

And now for some horror served underwater.

The film adaptation of the popular Bioshock video game is moving apace, with both director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games) and screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049) on board. And confidence seems to be riding high for the film.

Lawrence recently told Collider that Green “is in the middle of writing it right now. We already have our outline, so that’s all done. He’s now actually writing.”

The original Bioshock game follows a man exploring the now-defunct and decimated underwater city called Rapture. Now in the once-promising utopia are dangerous mutants left to become twisted and violent in a  society ravaged by civil war.

When asked about the inherent problems in adapting such a video game to the screen, Lawrence said, “First of all, I think it’s one of the best games ever created. It’s also one of the most visually unique games. The other thing is that it’s very thematic.”

The director added that there are “real ideas and philosophies underneath the game property, and it’s really well thought-out. I lot of games don’t have the weight and gravitas that Bioshock does.”

Plus, Lawrence said, “One of the other things I love is that mashup of genres–it feels like a period piece, mixed with body horror, mixed with science-fiction.”

With so many questions yet to be answered about this film, keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the adaptation of Bioshock.


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