Well, it's been a good ten years since Gore Verbinski had the wheels blown off of his planned BioShock movie adaptation, a reportedly "hard-R" effort that looked to feature plenty of blood and adult content, and now it seems Netflix and Take-Two Interactive are deep in talks to bring their version of a BioShock cinematic universe to life on the big screen.
As announced on Netflix's official Twitter account, the streaming giant has revealed that it's to sign a deal to create a film adaptation of the beloved 2007 RPG, with Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick going on record to say that:
"Netflix is among the best and most forward-thinking storytellers in all of entertainment today. 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."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a deal has been being worked on between the two companies over the past year, although there are currently still no writers or directors firmly attached to the project.
The BioShock franchise is certainly ripe for a movie adaptation, with plenty of strong material to work with over the three entries we've seen already and, with a fourth video game entry currently in the works, it seems we're about to get a whole lot more BioShock-based content in the very near future.
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