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Netflix is ​​making a live-action BioShock movie

Netflix is ​​making a live-action BioShock movie

Netflix, 2K, and Take-Two Interactive announced Tuesday that they will partner to produce a live-action film adaptation of BioShock. While this is a potentially exciting announcement, details beyond the existence of the film are extremely light.

There's no release date, and according to Variety, it doesn't have a director or cast yet. And Netflix's website says the film is an adaptation of the BioShock franchise, leaving open the possibility that it will feature characters and locations from the underwater city of Rapture from BioShock 1 and 2, as well as characters and locations from BioShock Infinite in Colombia. The sky city can also be shown.

However, Netflix shared a press image of a creepy little sister and a gorgeous Big Daddy, so it seems like a safe bet that those iconic BioShock characters will be featured somehow.

2K, which is owned by Take-Two, is also working on "the next iteration" of the BioShock game, although in the game's announcement in December 2019, 2K said it would be in development for "the next several years". Given the continued development of that game and this upcoming film, it seems that 2K and Take-Two are looking to make BioShock an even bigger franchise than ever.

"Netflix is ​​one of the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all areas of entertainment today," said Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick in a statement. “We are thrilled that they share our vision and commitment to the BioShock franchise, beloved by millions of fans worldwide. 2K’s Cloud Chamber Studios is deeply in active development on the next iteration of the series, and our partnership with Netflix With this, we are highly confident that BioShock will continue to captivate and engage audiences like never before.”

At one point, Universal owned the rights to make the BioShock film, and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was attached to the project, but it was eventually cancelled.

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