Netflix has a long history of video game adaptations and now, in conjunction with Take Two, the streaming giant is making a ‘Bioshock’ movie.

After the franchises last attempt at a movie, which ran out of steam in 2009, Bioshock is back for another round but this time, with Netflix. The streaming platform, alongside Bioshock‘s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, are looking to open up a potential cinematic universe for the series.

The popular action-adventure series released its first installment in 2007 from 2K Games. The first-person shooter takes place in Rapture— a decrepit city submersed beneath the waves inhabited by a society at war and addicted to a genetically-enhancing serum. Deeper still lives the Big Daddies— mutated humans who have merged with diving suits.

The first game sold 3 million copies as of 2009 which prompted the development of two sequels— Bioshock 2 (2010) and Bioshock Infinite (2013). The series has now sold over 34 million copies, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

Netflix isn’t new to the video game adaptation world and has released a plethora of projects already, with more on the way or in talks.

Already acquired and released:

  • Castlevania (confirmed for a future spin-off)
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Skylanders: Academy
  • The Witcher (originally a book but popularized by the video game franchise)
  • Dragon Quest: Your Story
  • Pokemon series & movies (with more to come)
  • DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (renewed for season 2)
  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
  • Arcane (renewed for season 2)
  • Angry Birds: Summer Madness
  • Pokémon

In the works:

  • Resident Evil (Series | 2022)
  • Assassin’s Creed (2022/2023)
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022)
  • Splinter Cell (2022)
  • Tomb Raider (TBA)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (TBA)
  • Sonic Prime (2022)
  • Dragon’s Lair (TBA)
  • The Division (2022)
  • Far Cry and Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix (TBA)
  • The Cuphead Show! (Friday, February 18th, 2022)


  • Legend of Zelda series (Series shut down by Netflix)
  • God of War series
  • Devil May Cry animated series
  • Final Fantasy series

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