Take-Two partners with Netflix for live-action BioShock movie

It appears that Take-Two was successful in asking Netflix if it would kindly make a live-action adaptation of BioShock.


"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us."

A psychological horror film based on BioShock would actually work well if done right.

This iconic phrase from 2K Games' open-world title, BioShock, is something that will stick with you in each game. Now, it appears that Take-Two Interactive and Netflix have just agreed to bring the highly philosophical video game series to real life with a live-action adaptation that's headed straight to the streaming platform.

Netflix's insatiable appetite to corner the entire streaming market is no secret. However, with comic books a no-go, Netflix turned its attention towards the video game market instead. So far, Netflix has released several beloved adaptations of popular video games.

After getting a head start with Castlevania, which is receiving a spin-off, and The Witcher, Netflix has released and announced others such as Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness as well as Resident Evil Cerberus, among several others.

Now, Netflix has turned its sights on BioShock and fans are understandably excited, albeit also worried, about what's to come.

2013's BioShock Infinite was the last BioShock game to be released.

Unfortunately, Netflix did not reveal anything more about the upcoming BioShock project outside the fact that it's coming and that it's going to be a full feature film. Naturally, the announcement has gotten fans speculating about which period in the franchise the movie will adapt or if it's going to go with an original story with references to the three BioShock games.

Regardless of what Netflix ultimately goes for, the BioShock film will have plenty of source material to work with. The movie might even tie into the upcoming BioShock game, which will reportedly be set in an icy utopia.

Ultimately, what we're hoping for is that Netflix does the source material justice.

2K Games' BioShock trilogy is one of the examples used by experts when defending if video games are art or not. The critically-acclaimed series is beautiful and fun to play, but perhaps more importantly, it serves as proof that video games can provoke similar intellectual debates and told its story through gameplay, not cinematics. Not to mention, that gut-wrenching twist at the very end is something that would blow the minds of casual audiences all over the world if they ever got a chance to see things unfold like a movie.

In other news, gamers can look forward to watching Cuphead on Netflix on February 18. Meanwhile, reports suggest that BioShock's creator, Ken Levine, is having a hard time getting his new project off the ground.

High expectations await Netflix's BioShock film whenever it premieres.
Aron Gerencser
Gaming at least as long as he's been walking, Aron is a fan of all things sci-fi and lover of RPGs. Having written about games for years, he's right at home reporting most of the breaking news in the industry and covering the happenings of the e-sports world. Graduating summa cum laude from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi with a BA in Media Production, Aron has been a game journalist since 2014. When not writing, editing or playing, Aron is building models which you can find on Instagram.
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