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Netflix’s Bioshock Movie Project

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According to reports from Deadlinethe film adaptation of the famous video game franchise, BioShock will be present at Netflix. The streamer giant will partner with Take-Two Interactive and 2K to produce the film, which currently has neither a director nor a cast, but the project is expected to spawn a “cinematic universe.”

Games BioShock The first debuted in 2007, and has spawned two major sequels. A fourth title is in the works. This retro-futuristic game combines elements of a first-person shooter and RPG, and is set in a fictional, ruined landscape. While the first and second games take place in the underwater city of Rapture in 1960, the third game—BioShock: Infinite—is set in 1912, in the aerial city of Columbia.

Created by Ken Levine, this game series borrows ideas from thinkers and writers such as Ayn Rand, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, and tackles themes such as exile and American utopia. Combined, the games have sold nearly 40 million copies, making BioShock as one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

Video game adaptations have a less than convincing history. The genre is widely believed to have been cursed with at least a few failures from major projects such as Resident Evil. Then there is Assassin’s Creed directed by Justin Kurzel, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and the film starring Mark Wahlberg, Max Payne. Even movies Warcraft Big-budget grossing over $400 million worldwide wasn’t enough to warrant a sequel.

There have been slight changes to video game films in recent years, however, with Sonic the Hedgehog good enough to satisfy fans and the general public to warrant a sequel this year. Movie sequel Mortal Kombat and Tomb Raider has also begun to be prepared. No adaptation yet Uncharted which will be showing in theaters soon.Serial Adaptation of Borderlands, Ghosts of Tsushima, The Last of Us and Metal Gear Solid also in progress.

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