Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence likely to helm the Bioshock movie
Deadline reports that after years of development hell and fan anticipation, Netflix has finally secured its director for its Bioshock movie Francis Lawrence, who also directed the Hunger Games saga and its planned prequel. According to the rumor mill, the film’s script will be written by Michael Green (The Jungle Cruise). Prior to its release, the Bioshock film was confirmed to be heading to the streaming service. Take-Two Interactive and Irrational Games made a video game that the streaming service wanted to turn into a movie or TV show.
After over a decade of talk about making a movie out of the smash 2007 video game, the project is finally moving forward. The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is currently being written by Lawrence. Preproduction on the Bioshock adaptation will start as soon as that is completed. Irrational Games created Bioshock. The metropolis of Rapture, located deep below the sea, served as the backdrop. You find the utopian city just before chaos reigns and people go completely insane and vicious.
The sequel took place in the city as well, and the final game, Infinite, took place in the sky in a new dystopian world called Columbia. A total of over 39 million copies of the franchise’s games have been sold across all formats. Death on the Nile, Logan, Blade Runner 2049, Murder on the Orient Express, and American Gods are some of Green’s other works that have gained him notoriety. Beyond his work on the Hunger Games films, Lawrence has directed music videos for major pop musicians and, most recently, the Apple series See, starring Jason Momoa. The Bioshock movie will be produced by Roy Lee, Cameron MacConomy, and Strauss Zelnick.