Netflix has announced the live-action BioShock movie, which adapts the popular video games, now has a director and a writer.
BioShock will be directed by Francis Lawrence who is known for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I Am Legend, and the new Netflix fantasy movie starring Jason Momoa with Slumberland.
Writing the flick will be Michael Green whose credits include Logan, Blade Runner 2049, Death on the Nile, Jungle Cruise, and Green Lantern.
Netflix is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce the live-action film adaptation.
Roy Lee for Vertigo Entertainment is producing BioShock along with Francis Lawrence for the about: blank production company, and 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Executive producers include Cameron MacConomy for about: blank, and Strauss Zelnick for Take-Two Interactive.
Developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the award-winning and critically-acclaimed BioShock game franchise includes BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.
Set across multiple dystopian and visionary landscapes gone wrong, the series blends sci-fi and horror to pose unique existential and societal questions that reshaped how game stories could be told – all amidst pulse-pounding action gameplay that rewards sharp shooting, clever planning, and lethal improvisation.
Across the titles’ original releases as well as multiple re-releases, remastered editions and bundled collections, BioShock has sold more than 39 million copies worldwide, and is widely recognized as one of the most celebrated and beloved series in all of gaming.
The next installment is currently in development by Cloud Chamber.