We come bearing great news for fans of the famous 2007 game ‘Bioshock’. In 2022, there has been a wave of movies and series being inspired by popular games, and Netflix was the flagbearer of this trend. While there has been news of popular games such as Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Minecraft: Story Mode, and Dragon Quest: Your Story of being in the making. Some like Arcane, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, and Castlevania have already been renewed for a season 2. Adding to this amazing list now will be the Netflix live-action adaptation of BioShock. The streaming giant has already roped some of the most creative minds for the remake.
Creators of Hunger Games and Logan to join hands for Netflix’s Bioshock
Knowing Netflix and its high-end production fans knew that the live-action adaptation was going to be brilliant. And Netflix announced that Francis Lawrence and Michael Green will be working behind the screens just added cherry and sprinkles on the top. For those of you who do not know Francis Lawrence, let us enlighten you. He is a renowned filmmaker and producer who is widely popular for his work in Hunger Games and Red Sparrow. Francis will now be directing Bioshock.
BioShock is considered to be one of the greatest video games to ever have been made. Additionally, he will be working alongside Michael Green who is applauded worldwide for the screenplay of Murder on the Orient Express. For his brilliance, Michael Green has also been nominated for Academy Awards. The announcement was made by Netflix on Twitter.
BioShock — our live-action feature film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise — will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Slumberland) from a script written by Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049, American Gods). pic.twitter.com/mDh4ut6ayJ
— Netflix (@netflix) August 25, 2022
Additionally, BioShock has a well- fletched storyline which is absent from most of the games in the present time. The hidden city of Rapture existing underground was such a fascinating concept. The characters too were also intriguing, fans knew that the series had the potential to become a full fletched cinematic universe.
Fans’ reaction to Netflix adapting BioShock
We would be lying if we said that Netflix adapting BioShock is everyone’s dream. Many fans were hoping to see the movie in theatres. Others are just hoping that they do not deviate from the original magic.
Listen, Netflix… You literally just have to copy-paste the game's story into a movie format and you win. Easy 10/10 film, do NOT fuck this up. Do NOT dumb anything down, or change the story for brownie points. Just tell the official story in a new format and you win.
— Salju (@Jusey1z) August 25, 2022
Please don't let this turn into some love drama or extreme action filled thing that would have no place in the Bioshock universe, Force the creators to play Bioschock 1 and 2 before making this
— Sin (@DG_Sinatrix) August 25, 2022
Please, just understand the essence of the story and gameplay. Don't priorize fan-service.
— Santiago Rojas Piaggio (@SRojasPiaggio) August 26, 2022
Moreover, many also think that it would have been better if Netflix had adapted BioShock into a series instead of a movie.
Yo this could actually be fucking amazing, but still, a series would be better
— Blue Harvest (@timetohuntq) August 25, 2022
Hardcore fans of the game also believe that this is a ride-or-die attempt for Netflix.
If this isn't good, no video game movie will ever be good.
— Iowhahappen🇺🇦🇺🇲 (@Iowhahappen) August 25, 2022
But knowing that the adaptation is in such good hands, fans are excited about the release. Let us know in the comments down below whether or not you will be watching Netflix’s adaption of BioShock.