Netflix orders Bioshock movie
February 16, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Netflix has announced that it is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce a live-action film adaptation of the celebrated video game franchise BioShock.
Published by 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, the acclaimed BioShock game franchise includes BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite. Set across multiple dystopian and visionary landscapes gone wrong, the series blends sci-fi and horror to pose unique existential and societal questions that explored how game stories could be told – all amidst action gameplay that rewards sharp shooting and clever planning.
Across the titles’ original releases as well as multiple re-releases, remastered editions and bundled collections, BioShock has sold more than 39 million copies worldwide. The next installment is currently in development by Cloud Chamber.
“Netflix is among the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. “We are thrilled that they share our vision and commitment to the BioShock franchise, which is beloved by millions of fans around the world. 2K’s Cloud Chamber studio is deep in active development on the next iteration of the series, and coupled with our partnership with Netflix, we remain highly confident that BioShock will continue to captivate and engage audiences like never before.”