BioShock Director Says Movie Will Be “Really Faithful To The Game Itself”

By | November 16, 2022

Bioshock creator Ken Levine and Take-Two Interactive are concerned within the upcoming movie, which is seemingly “actually trustworthy” to the sport.

Throughout an interview with Collider, director Francis Lawrence defined how Netflix gave him free rein to strategy the movie nonetheless he sees match…and which means working alongside the sport’s creator.

“Mainly me and Cameron [MacConomy] who works with me, and Michael [Green] let’s do what we wish to do, which is nice,” he stated. “Lots of it stays actually true to the sport itself, and we’re speaking to Take-Two [Interactive] and Ken Levine.

Bioshock was initially launched in 2007 and shortly grew to become a favourite with avid gamers all over the world.

IGN’s Bioshock assessment gave it a rating of 9.7/10 and referred to as it “a monolithic instance of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister and engrossing storyline that encompasses a large number of characters. multi-faceted”.

Famend for its dystopian setting and retro-futuristic tone, it is typically thought of one of many biggest video games of all time… and the movie’s director agrees.

“I feel it is among the finest video games ever made,” he stated. “It is also, I feel, one of the vital visually distinctive video games ever made. The opposite factor, and one of many issues that I all the time like, is that it’s extremely thematic. There’s actual concepts and philosophies underneath the possession of the sport, and it is actually, actually, actually thought out. Lots of video games can have a terrific world, or they will have a terrific most important character, or they will set you up for some nice photographs. standing nonetheless, however they do not actually have the concepts, they do not have the sort of heft and gravity that Bioshock does. The sort of combo of concepts and precise philosophies blended in with the superb aesthetics of this one .

Though the unique sport was a first-person shooter, it was additionally a mashup of various genres, with its retro-futuristic sci-fi setting offering the proper backdrop for splicer physique horror.

Will the film seize that? It is a bit extra difficult…

“I do not wish to dwell on it an excessive amount of now as a result of it is fairly early within the course of, however I definitely did not really feel smothered in any manner or despatched in any path with Netflix.”

The subsequent Bioshock film was formally introduced earlier this yr regardless of varied variations having been in improvement for a few years prior. In truth, the Bioshock film deliberate by Gore Verbinski was solely 8 weeks away from filming.

Need to know extra about Bioshock? Discover out why the Bioshock film ought to return to the beginning in addition to Bioshock’s place in our greatest Xbox 360 video games of all time.

Ryan Leston is an leisure reporter and movie critic for IGN. You’ll be able to comply with him on Twitter.