Netflix is Making a BioShock Movie
Netflix announced that it’s signed a deal with Take-Two Interactive “to produce a film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise.”
“Netflix is among the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today,” Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said. “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.”
Would you kindly…get excited because Netflix is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce a film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise BIOSHOCK! pic.twitter.com/lUqfaNlbc4
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) February 15, 2022
The agreement between Netflix and Take-Two has been in the works for a year now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, although at this point there’s still no writer or director is onboard the project. There’s also no clue as to whether Levine, the creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite, will be involved in the movie in any capacity.
As to what part of the franchise is being adapted, that wasn’t explained either. It could be a retelling of the original game, a prequel or sequel, a tie-in to BioShock Infinite or the new game, or something completely new—remember, after all, that the options are virtually infinite.
— BioShock (@bioshock) August 7, 2018