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Netflix Announces Bioshock Film Is In The Works

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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For beloved fans of the Bioshock franchise, it is understandable the desire to return to Rapture or Columbia in the near future. Excitingly, the series is on route to revival with 2K’s in-house Cloud Chamber developing a new entry. The dedicated team in the past has pressed on what could be expected from the upcoming project.

In one job listing for the game, Cloud Chamber asks for Lead Environment Modeler with hints for a new setting derived to “breathe life into a new and fantastical world.” Additionally, a separate job posting from the game studio also hinted that the next game is to feature an aspect of open-world gameplay which has yet to be introduced to the series’ linear approach in the past.

Howbeit, other plans are also on the way for the series. This week, Netflix has announced it will be adapting Bioshock into a full-length film later in the coming future. The direction the newly announced production is left uncertain if it will be a live-action adaptation or animated alike the plenty of franchises already on the streaming service.

“Published by 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the award-winning and critically-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 reshaped how game stories could be told – all amidst pulse-pounding action gameplay that rewards sharp shooting, clever planning, and lethal improvisation.”

The description Netflix gave for Bioshock continues, “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, and is widely recognized as one of the most celebrated and beloved series in all of gaming. The next installment is currently in development by Cloud Chamber.”

Previously, Collider spoke with the previous director of the originally planned Bioshock film with Universal Pictures, Gore Verbinski. He explained while the possibilities were high for the film adaptation, the production firm ultimately cut the project with PG-13 films overshadowing the vision at the time. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited for a Bioshock movie now entering Netflix’s ever-growing pipeline?

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