It’s been a busy week over at Netflix, and efforts are picking up for the new Bioshock feature, with the massive service revealing the lead director and writer ahead of production.
Netflix continues to build on its original content, and after subsequently announcing a partnership with Take-Two Interactive last February to create a live action Bioshock, they’ve kindly revealed the choices for writer and director.
Francis Lawrence, responsible for adapting the best-selling dystopian novel Hunger Games sequels to the silver screen will be at the helm of the film as director, with notable credits that include I Am Legend, and other cult-classic fan favourite adaptation Constantine, the adaptation could be in good hands. With Michael Green, who’s responsible for Blade Runner 2049, serving as the lead writer and person responsible for adapting the script, both roles have been filled for Bioshock‘s feature.
With this latest announcement, it shows the power Netflix has in obtaining license for originals, with their poorly received Death Note film, the Cowboy Bebop adaptation, the Witcher series, fan-favourite Castlevania animated series receiving a spin-off, and the latest Yu Yu Hakusho live-action announcement, the streaming giant shows no signs of slowing down. It’s notable that Bioshock‘s protagonist is voiceless in the original title, so the direction of the film might be different from what is expected.
Despite no other casting choices being announced, 2K Games have thrown out a plethora of job opportunities to work on the huge film, in a Tweet from their official account, which can be found below.
Of course, with every choice of any big license Twitter is rife with expert fan commentary on any big time film decision. This one is no different, with the community echoing a clear message that is parroted down the line, and that’s pleas of ‘Don’t F*** this up,’ from even prominent members on the platform.
With the Writer and Director roles filled, and a job listing post, it seems fans are one step closer to live-action Rapture in Bioshock.