BioShock: the Netflix film reassures fans of the first game

BioShock: the Netflix film reassures fans of the first game

We have known for a few months now that Netflix will finance the BioShock film for its platform. A risky project as the source material is special, but some are careful.

The BioShock movie has a top-notch consultant

Francis Lawrence, director of BioShock movie for Netflix, spoke with Collider about this adaptation which is intended “really true to the game”. And to be sure to capture the essence of this video game monument, the team works closely with Take-Two Interactive, the title’s publisher, but especially Ken Levine, the franchise’s creator.

Basically, Cameron MacConomy, Michael Green and I can do whatever we want, which is great. A lot of it is about staying true to the game, and for that we’re talking to Take-Two Interactive and Ken Levine.

The director is full of praise for the game, which is basically perhaps also reassuring. Although, Paul WS Anderson said he was a fan of Resident Evil…

I think it’s one of the best games ever made. It’s also, I think, one of the most visually unique games ever made. The other aspect that still appeals to me today is that it is very thematic. There are real ideas and philosophies, it’s really, really, really thought out. A lot of games can have a great world or character, take you through big scenes, but they don’t actually have the Bioshock ideas, heft or gravity. This kind of combinations of real ideas and philosophies mixed with amazing aesthetics.

Finally, and even if it can evolve, for the moment, Netflix does not impose anything and does not restrain Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Red Sparrow…).

I don’t want to talk too much about it as we’re still pretty early in the process, but I definitely didn’t feel smothered in any way, or steered in any direction by Netflix.

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