Francis Lawrence to direct BioShock film for Netflix
James R | On 26, Aug 2022
BioShock is officially heading to our screens, with Franchise Lawrence set to direct a feature film based on the video games for Netflix.
As has been rumoured for some time, the streamer is partnering 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce a live-action adaptation of the hit video game series, which includes BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite. Set across multiple dystopian and visionary landscapes gone wrong, the series blends sci-fi and horror to pose unique existential and societal questions – all amid action gameplay that “rewards sharp shooting, clever planning and lethal improvisation”. The next instalment is currently in development by Cloud Chamber.
Now, Netflix has found the person to shepherd its adaptation to the screen, with Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I Am Legend, Slumberland) set to direct and Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049, Death on the Nile) writing the screenplay.
The producers include Roy Lee for Vertigo Entertainment and Lawrence for about:blank. The exec-produces include Cameron MacConomy for about:blank and Strauss Zelnick for Take-Two Interactive.