Holy sh*t, the Bioshock movie is really FINALLY happening
An incredible director and writer team have just been announced for the huge project.
After over a decade of rumours, false starts and collapsed productions, the Bioshock movie is finally really happening!
Netflix confirmed that director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Constantine) and writer Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) have signed on for the project.
The original 2007 game is considered one of the best ever made, telling the story of Jack. Having survived a suspiciously timed plane crash, he discovers the underwater city of Rapture, which had been kept secret from the world. A utopia filled with the global elite, Jack finds the city mostly deserted and in ruin. He is contacted over a radio by a man named Atlas, who claims to also be trapped in the city...
When the game was released, it sold in the millions and won countless Game Of The Year awards, so obviously Hollywood immediately took notice.
In 2008, Universal announced an adaptation by Gore Verbinksi (The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean), using the same green screen technology from 300 and Sin City to visualise the city of Rapture.
In 2010, the project had moved on to director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intacto), but producers and creators reportedly couldn't agree on the $200 million budget for a movie that would be so violent, it would basically mean no teenagers could get in to see it.
Another director was brought in - their identity never revealed to the public - but Ken Levine, the creator of the Bioshock games, decided to pull the plug on the project altogether.
Following the massive success of Deadpool, all parties involved noted that a big-budget, adults-only blockbuster was financially viable, but it would still be several years before the project would be picked up...
And now here we are.
Francis Lawrence is currently filming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to the Hunger Games series (he directed three of those four movies, too), which is scheduled for release in November 2023.
Once that production is done, Lawrence will be straight on to Bioshock. But the big question now is... who will play Jack? Any guesses? Would you kindly... let us know in the comments?