the platform will finally produce a “damn” adaptation

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A new film adaptation of a video game is on its way to the increasingly popular and thriving world of streaming. Netflix and Take-Two Interactive have partnered to produce a film from the renowned ‘BioShock’ franchise.

The agreement, which has been confirmed by Netflix on Twitter, is a new attempt to adapt the retrofuturistic video game ‘BioShock’ to the seventh art. A decade ago, the director of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tried it, but the project was shelved due to budget issues.

The ‘BioShock’ movie, this time yes

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us,” says netflix in the Tweet in which he broke the news. The streaming giant calls for us to stay tuned for future developments, so there are not too many details about the project.

Has the writer or director been signed for the film yet? We do not know. We do know that it will be an interesting challenge, for example, telling a story about what happens in Rapture, the underwater city in ruins whose story combines action, science fiction and terror.

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At the start of the franchise, Jack, a survivor of a plane crash, navigates this dystopian world in which some inhabitants are addicted to gene-modifying substances and have mutations that have caused the underwater suits to fuse with their bodies.

The series has three games. ‘BioShock’, released in 2007,’bio shock 2‘, from 2010, and ‘BioShock Infinite‘, released in 2013. All titles had sold over 34 million copies as of December 2019numbers that make the franchise one of the most successful of all time.

In recent years there have been several attempts to adapt BioShock to the cinema, but all without success. Gore Verbinski, the director of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ signed a contract to direct a film of the video game, but the project ran into budget difficulties.

Later there was a second attempt, with the direction Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Nevertheless, the Spaniard clarified in 2012 that he was out of the project. “The studio and the game company have to come to some kind of agreement about the target audience,” he said at the time.

With the recent announcement, ‘BioShock’ has a new opportunity. When the film is released, it will be added to other adaptations that are in the catalog of the streaming platform, among which is ‘The Witcher’, starring Henry Cavill.

A new film adaptation of a video game is on its way to the increasingly popular and thriving world of…

A new film adaptation of a video game is on its way to the increasingly popular and thriving world of…

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