Update: A press release expands on Netflix's BioShock announcement, confirming that the project will be produced by 2K and Vertigo Entertainment of The LEGO Movie fame.
“Netflix is among the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today,” said Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick. “We are thrilled that they share our vision and commitment to the BioShock franchise, which is beloved by millions of fans around the world. 2K’s Cloud Chamber studio is deep in active development on the next iteration of the series, and coupled with our partnership with Netflix, we remain highly confident that BioShock will continue to captivate and engage audiences like never before.”
Original Story: Netflix is making a movie based on BioShock, and is asking that fans kindly stay tuned. Netflix Geeked confirmed the crossover on its Twitter account earlier today, stating: “Netflix, 2K Games, and Take-Two Interactive are partnering to produce a film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise BioShock.”
It used artwork of a Big Daddy to accompany the post, but the language in the tweet suggests that elements of BioShock Infinite could be incorporated as well. It’ll be interesting how it approaches this, because the twists and turns in the original BioShock deliberately leaned into the medium, and player agency will of course be stripped away in the film.
Nevertheless, locations like Rapture are so visually striking that we’re confident they’ll translate. There’s no additional information available at the time of writing, so we’ll need to wait for casting and production credits. What kind of approach would you like Netflix to take with this movie? Dive deeper in the comments section below.