BioShock film adaptation is in the works at Netflix


The BioShock movie gets a new hope in Netflix

Big Daddies are coming to the big screen. Netflix announced it is working with Take-Two Interactive and 2K, alongside Vertigo Entertainment, to create a film adaptation of the BioShock franchise.

The announcement on Twitter shows the cover art of the original BioShock, referencing the infamous “would you kindly” line as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, no filmmaker or writer is on board right now. The deal itself has reportedly been in the works for almost a year.

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

Netflix + BioShock. Would you kindly stay tuned?

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) February 15, 2022

BioShock movie was already in the works years ago, though the project never came to fruition. Now, it seems like the time is right for the franchise to re-emerge and get its silver screen adaptation.

Given the cover art Netflix is leading with, an adaptation of the first game seems pretty likely. A live-action version of Jack’s adventure to the depths of Rapture, and the downfall of the underwater city, seems just right for an action-thriller.

The BioShock series itself has been fairly quiet over the last few years. A new BioShock game is in development at Cloud Chamber, though we don’t know many details yet. The last entry in the series was the second episode of BioShock Infinite‘s DLC, Burial at Sea, in 2014.

Video game adaptations to the big screen have become increasingly popular over the years since BioShock first launched. The Witcher took Netflix by storm, and an Uncharted movie is set to debut soon. Whether the BioShock project turns out well or not, I would like to see how terrifying a Big Daddy can be on film.