Francis Lawrence Will Direct Netflix’s Bioshock Movie With Michael Green To Write
Netflix has announced that the film based on the hit video game Bioshock will be directed by Francis Lawrence with Michael Green writing the script. The streamer partnered with Take-Two Interactive and Vertigo Entertainment to develop the film based on the video game franchise and now brings in a filmmaker with films such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I am Legend, and Slumberland under their belt to bring the renowned franchise to life on the small screen.
Green writing the screenplay should make many fans happy as they have credits in many films that could bring something to this universe having worked on Logan, Blade Runner 2049, and Death on the Nile. The film will be produced by Roy Lee and Francis Lawrence with Cameron MacConomy and Strauss Zelnick executive producing.
Bioshock has seen previous attempts to be adapted as Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski announced he was helming a film adaptation of the game, but that project never came to fruition. Speaking of the project that fell apart, Verbinski stated that in his mind, the film had to be an R-Rated movie and that the project was expensive as they had to create the world it was being filmed in. With the cost and rating, he believed Universal didn’t feel comfortable moving forward with the film. Netflix certainly would not shy away from either of these issues.
No further details have been released for Bioshock but stay tuned as more information becomes available.