MOVIE NEWS – Will the BioShock movie happen this time? GRIS is one of Netflix’s following projects.
A film or TV adaptation of BioShock has been rumoured to be in the works for years but never has the project been closer to fruition. Last year, Netflix and Take-Two Interactive joined forces and announced that they would be making a movie based on Ken Levine‘s famous video game hit.
For now, details on the project are sketchy
In fact, according to The Hollywood Reporter, no details have been shared about the screenwriter or the director responsible for the adaptation, which is a common refrain when announcing a feature film, so it looks like we won’t be seeing the movie on Netflix for a while yet.
However, we did get some messages on Netflix Twitter. In one of them, the company recalls an Andrew Ryan quote from the first BioShock, which reads, “We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.” And of course, Netflix made a choice to bring one of the most acclaimed video games of the past decades to the small screen because of its narrative.
BioShock and film, together again
As THR reminds us, this isn’t the first time Hollywood has knocked on Rapture’s door. Not long after the first BioShock was released in 2007, Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) was set to direct an adaptation of the shooter for Universal Studios, but that was shelved due to budget issues. That project, we later learned, would have been given the game’s ending. Later there was another attempt with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 weeks later).
With this project, Netflix continues to expand its relationship with video games, which was so successful a few months ago with the Arcane – League of Legends series. On the other hand, the Cuphead series is due to premiere in February this year.
In addition, according to information circulating on the web, the streaming service may also be working on a project related to the video game GRIS, signed by the Barcelona-based Nomada Studio team, although this is not yet official.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us."
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