Another video game series is now set to get a movie adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has officially ordered a movie based on BioShock, a retrofuturistic video game series published by 2K Games, which is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, a company which is also a parent company of Rockstar Games, publisher of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.
BioShock series kicked off in 2007 with the original game of the same name, which was released for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The game was set in Rapture, a fictional underwater city during the 1960s. The game was widely acclaimed. A direct sequel, BioShock 2, was released in 2010, and it was also a huge success, although not as big as the original game. The third entry, BioShock Infinite, was released in 2013. Although it was thematically and narratively tied to the first games, the third installment was set in the floating city of Columbia in 1912.
With over 34 million copies sold by December 2019, BioShock is one of the best-selling video game franchises ever. This isn’t the first time that a motion picture based on BioShock is in development. The first try failed, but Netflix is ready for another shot. The only thing we know for sure is that the movie is in development, but no writer, director, or actor, is attached to the project yet.
We are definitely interested in this video game adaptation, especially because we live in a time when we are getting more and more of these. Sony’s Uncharted movie is currently the latest video game adaptation, and it is starring Tom Holland (you can expect our review by the end of this week). Also, it isn’t the only video game adaptation that Netflix is currently developing. Assassin’s Creed TV series has been announced in 2020, and although we didn’t get any news since, we are still waiting for that one as well.