For fans worried about delays or a potential drop in enthusiasm resulting from the recent writers' strike, we bring encouraging news. Netflix is just as excited about the upcoming BioShock movie adaptation as they were prior to the strike. This update comes directly from BioShock movie writer, Michael Green, who recently indicated that Netflix’s enthusiasm hadn't waned during the interruption.
In a conversation with Collider, Green revealed, "Netflix has been amazing about it. They were excited about it before the strike, they're excited about it now, post-strike." According to Green, no sooner was the strike over than he started receiving calls asking, "'How's it coming along?' 'You about ready…?'"
Such enthusiasm can't help but be infectious. To bring the much-enticing and enigmatic underwater world of Rapture to life, Green further makes it known that he has been "meeting regularly" with director Francis Lawrence. Their shared goal is to help "refine" the next draft of the creepily captivating project.
"We all love it. It's a great big sprawling nightmare world we wanna see real. So, here's hoping," Green opined. This zest for the project bodes well for the fans, who have been waiting for a confirmation update regarding the film since the game's release in 2007.
BioShock, developed by 2K Boston, is universally regarded as one of the greatest video games ever created in the 21st Century. It is anchored around Rapture, an underwater playground for the rich and influential, now tumbling into decay and ruin.
However, those familiar with the video game industry and its often convoluted attempts to transition to the big screen would know that this isn’t the first time that a BioShock movie has been attempted. Director Gore Verbinski was slated to oversee an adaptation project in 2008 at Universal Studios.
"We were eight weeks prior shooting when the plug was pulled,” Verbinski penned in a 2017 Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' session. “It's an R rated movie. I wanted to keep it R rated, I felt like that would be appropriate, and it's an expensive movie. It's a massive world we're creating and it's not a world we can simply go to locations to shoot."
For the BioShock movie project, it seems the road to Rapture continues to be strewn with obstacles and uncertainty. Yet the recent communique from Green suggests a silver lining for the dark, dystopian cloud. Here’s to hoping we witness the disturbingly beautiful underwater city of Rapture come to life on the silver screen soon!
As fans wait patiently, they can keep their gaming skills sharp with the best PS5 games and best Xbox Series X games that promise an immersive gaming experience.
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