Videogames have a hard time becoming big-screen movies, to which we can all likely agree. Whether it’s because the wrong people are in charge of writing or directing or perhaps too many suits get in the way of a vision being fulfilled, we have a little more hope for Netflix’s BioShock film which has a pretty great team putting it all together.
Last week, Netflix revealed that their upcoming videogame turned movie will feature the director behind I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Slumberland. Francis Lawrence will bring the film to life from a script penned by Michael Green whose credits include Blade Runner 2049, Logan, and American Gods.
BioShock — our live-action feature film adaptation of the renowned 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
No casting details have been revealed as of yet but that shouldn’t be too difficult since the main character was viewed from the first-person perspective 99% of the time. The only concern we have so far is that Netflix’s track record for adaptations has been pretty garbage as of late, from anime to videogames, so we won’t hold our breath. However, we have a feeling that if this movie sucks, it will be due to Netflix’s executive over-involvement and not due to the writer and director.