The Bioshock film adaptation now has a new director and writer behind Blade Runner 2049.
The Bioshock series has been hailed as one of the greatest and most cinematic video game series of all time, making it a natural fit for a movie or TV adaptation.
Take-Two has reportedly been looking for an adaptation of the series for years, but talks stalled until February 2022.
It was at this time that Take-Two was able to find a partner, as Netflix announced it would be developing a film adaptation of Bioshock to take audiences to the underwater city of Rapture.
The next questions became who would play in the film, and who would write and direct. Two of those questions have now been answered, and one could be a game-changer.
Blade Runner 2049 Writer Takes on Bioshock
The Netflix Bioshock adaptation has a writer and director.
According to a report from Deadline, the Bioshock movie has its writer and director.
In the director’s chair, Netflix has secured the services of Francis Lawrence. The former director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part I and Part II, as well as the upcoming prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will bring that experience to Bioshock.
But, in arguably the biggest coup, the Bioshock movie writer has been billed as Michael Green. Green was not only the mind behind the script for 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, but also helmed the beloved superhero film Logan.
Little other information is known about the Bioshock movie, be it the plot points being tweaked from within the games or the release window.
Now that the writer has just been announced, it seems unlikely that the film will be out any time soon, but the fact that the main parts of the crew behind the Bioshock film are present is certainly a good sign.