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‘Hunger Games’ Director to Helm ‘Bioshock’ Feature

Francis Lawrence takes the reigns, with ‘Logan’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ screenwriter Michael Green writing, Netflix’s adaptation of the fan favorite dystopian video game from Take-Two and 2K.

Rapture just got a little more crowded! Netflix has announced that Francis Lawrence (Slumberland, Hunger Games, I Am Legend) will direct the upcoming Bioshock film, joined by screenwriter Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049). Quite the A-list pair!

The film will be adapted from the first-person shooter game of the same name from Take-Two Interactive and 2K, first released in 2007. Set in the sunken dystopian city of Rapture, the Bioshock series is a compelling and heart pounding mix of horror, sci-fi, and existential commentary set in an Ayn Rand-inspired art deco fantasyland. The citizens of the doomed city must navigate submerged corridors, mutated humans, and addictions to serums called plasmids which grant superhuman powers. The series has sold more than 39 million copies across its titles BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.

While Lawrence finishes the final stages of filming The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Green will adapt the BioShock script and then pre-production will begin. Cameron MacConomy will serve as executive producer with Strauss Zelnick for Take-Two. Roy Lee will produce under the Vertigo Entertainment Banner alongside Lawrence for about:blank and 2K.

BioShock at some point will stream on Netflix.

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