BioShock: What to expect from the Netflix adaptation?

BioShock: What to expect from the Netflix adaptation?

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Coming soon, Netflix will broadcast its adaptation of the Bioshock license. What can we expect?

It’s been official for some time now that BioShock will be entitled to its film adaptation and it’s Netflix running the show. The firm has just revealed to the general public the thinking heads of the project: the director is none other than Francis Lawrence, to whom we owe a string of Hollywood films, specifically: constantine, I am Legend, Water for Elephants, The Hunger Games Catching Fire as well as the two parts of The Hunger Games Mockingjaybut also ruthless espionage movie red sparrow Where Dreamland. On the script side now, probably the part that most interests us, the job is entrusted to Michael Green. We already owe him many stories. : that ofamerican gods for example, of which he is also the creator, of Loganof blade runner 2049ofalien covenantof Murder on the Orient Express (the 2017 version) or even jungle cruise ; A rather heterogeneous filmography in terms of reception, therefore, which inevitably makes it difficult to place total blind trust in it. Lawrence as Green are, in any case, usual in the great successful American productions.

BioShock: The Art of the Plot Twist (SPOILERS)

As we know, the plot of BioShock requires a particularly thorough treatment due to its richness and complexities based on philosophical models: “Atmosphere, design, setting, Bioshock is based on these 3 bases much more than its gameplay. Drawing inspiration from what other studios don’t, Irrational delivers a game with a truly original universe that’s hard to break out of.“, we wrote when the game was released, which had also received a score of 19/20. According to the logo shared by the Netflix Twitter account, it is in fact the first part to inherit an adaptation Pitch Reminder: Lost in the heart.of an underwater utopia transformed into a scientific abomination, a man must fight with the help of plasmids against the inhabitants who have long denied his humanity.o a series to better illustrate the vast tradition of the license, therefore, it will be necessary to be satisfied with a film.

15 years ago, BioShock flooded the world with the magic, wonder, and terror of what an isolated city built in the spirit of absolute freedom for people might look like. Everything from the art they create to the science they explore was subject to this freedom, for better or worse. And in the process, Andrew Ryan’s Rapture also went further than any real attempt to create a successful city under or over water: Gamespot.

The BioShock movie will be “coming soonIt will be released on the famous video-on-demand platform, without further details.

A long-standing project

more than ten years ago, a movie project about the Bioshock games was in the works at Universal Studios. The latter was going to be directed by Gore Verbinski, known for having directed the first Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, The Lone Ranger, Rango or, more recently, the horror film A Cure for Life; quite a well-received list of awards. None of the actors were revealed as the film never really entered the production phase. We will only find out later through an interview granted to variety, that Eddie Redmayne, the face of Norbert Scamander in Fantastic Beasts, had auditioned for the film, without specifying for what role. Jamie Dornan, known for his role as Christian Gray in Fifty Shades of Grey, also indicated that he passed this same casting while the two actors lived together; enough to create tensions within the roommate.

In the works since 2008, the film was supposed to be released at the same time as Bioshock Infinite, before being simply canceled in 2013. The following year, some artists who collaborated in the creation of the film chose to resurrect some of their works. Below are those of Kasra Farahani, well known among moviegoers for his work on Alice in Wonderland, Avatar either The curious Case of Benjamin Button.

But why was this large-scale project aborted before it even went into production? In 2013, Ken Levine will explain that director Gore Verbinski, first attached to the project, had a budget of 200 million dollars and hoped to make a mature film, flirting with horror. But due to the commercial failure of Watchmen, Universal Studio was much more cautious, so the budget was cut to $80 million. Yes, this first BioShock movie to be rated “R” would require those ages 17 and under to be accompanied by an adult to go to the movies. Thereafter, unable to realize his ambitions, Gore Verbinski got going. Another director was hired, but Ken Levine was not”He felt“It’s really not the project anymore and Take Two allowed him to abort it entirely.

It was strange to have been in the position of a screenwriter who begged to rewrite every script, before moving on to that of the person who “kills” the movie he spent so much time on. It was like saying, “You know what? I don’t have to commit.” I had this Bioshock universe and I didn’t want to see this movie done in a way that felt wrong to me.

Hard to know at the moment what atmosphere the Netflix adaptation will adopt, we only hope that it remains a minimum faithful to the original material.

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