Pick your Plasmid and get ready to evolve because the BioShock movie just found its director. Fresh off the teaser trailer for his upcoming Netflix spectacle adventure, Slumberland, Francis Lawrence is joining the film adaptation, and he’s bringing along Logan and Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green. The Little Sisters are in good hands.
The original BioShock is more than just a superb first-person shooter game. It’s also a sneakily compelling morality tale, told deep under the surface of the ocean in a creepy underwater city called Rapture. In between blasting through hordes of Splicers, players are able to simply explore the rotting hallways and dilapidated storefronts of an entire mysterious world, meant as an Ayn Rand-inspired fantasyland for a mysterious historical figure. There’s more to discover than simple shotgun blasts — although those shotgun blasts are obviously more than satisfying. It’s no wonder the games have sold a combined 39 million copies worldwide.
Lawrence is no stranger to dystopia; on top of the three Hunger Games films he directed, he also led Will Smith through the monster-infested New York of I Am Legend. And, of course, his spy thriller Red Sparrow saw him take on another crucial part of BioShock lore: people listening to tapes.