Live-action BioShock Netflix adaptation to be helmed by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence
Netflix has finally found the person to lead its next BioShock project. The streaming platform announced on Thursday that it has signed Francis Lawrence to direct the live-action feature film adaptation. This is apparently the first information released by Netflix since the project was announced in February. The star cast of BioShock is most likely still undecided, however, we might expect more updates soon. Plus, BioShock isn’t the only video game adaptation being worked on under the Netflix umbrella. The OTT platform recently revealed that Umbrella Academy creator Steve Blackman will adapt the Horizon Zero Dawn franchise into a series.
Netflix announced Thursday that Francis Lawrence will direct the live-action adaptation of the popular video game BioShock. Lawrence has previously worked on films like I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Slumberland. The script is written by Michael Green of Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and American Gods.
BioShock — our feature-length action adaptation of the acclaimed 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
BioShock’s live-action feature film adaptation was announcement by Netflix earlier this year in February. The streaming platform is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce this project. However, there is no release date set for the BioShock movie yet.
Netflix has had recent success with video game adaptations, including the critically acclaimed Arcane, based on the world of League of Legends. The third season of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood also arrived on Netflix in August.
On Thursday, Netflix also revealed that a Horizon Zero Dawn TV adaptation is also in the works. This series is directed by The Umbrella Academy creator, Steve Blackman. Michelle Lovretta teams up to work on the script with a focus on Aloy as the main character.
Currently, Netflix has not set a release date for the live action feature film BioShock.
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