# Anticipation Builds for Francis Lawrence’s Take on BioShock
As fans eagerly await the release of Francis Lawrence’s *The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes*, attention is also being captivated by another one of his noteworthy projects—a film adaptation that he’s set to direct for Netflix. The project in question is the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the critically acclaimed video game, *BioShock*.
## A Promise of Faithful Surprises
Francis Lawrence has taken the helm in bringing the *BioShock* video game to cinematic life, and while the veil of secrecy remains draped over most of the film’s specifics, the director has offered some enticing tidbits about his upcoming project. In a recent interview with GamesRadar, Lawrence alluded to some creative liberties that he and his team are incorporating into the adaptation. Without straying from the beloved canon established by the game, he promises fans they can look forward to a few “little twists” that will keep them off-balance and engrossed.
*”We have some new bits, yeah,”* Lawrence teased. *”It’s the first game, so we’re careful to be very faithful to it. We’re not breaking canon, but we have some little twists that will surprise fans. And they fit. We have a very good script, I’m very excited.”*
When Netflix announced the decision to bring a *BioShock* movie to its platform back in 2022, there was a palpable buzz amongst the gaming and film communities. The streaming giant disclosed details of a collaborative effort with cherished game publishers 2K and Take-Two Interactive, embarking on the ambitious journey to transition the popular title from game console to silver screen. Lawrence’s team includes the acclaimed Michael Green, known for his work on films like *Blade Runner 2049* and *Logan*, bringing his scripting prowess to the project.
## The Attraction to BioShock’s Isolation
A recent interview with Francis Lawrence, conducted around the debut of the new *Hunger Games* film, shed more light on the director’s affinity for the *BioShock* universe. Lawrence expressed a fascination with narratives that center around introspective, often solitary characters.
*”That does not mean that they are always alone, but that they make solitary journeys.”* Reflecting on the essence of the first *BioShock* game, he finds a deep connection with the protagonist’s experience—a compelling tale of a lonely figure on an isolated journey, elements that resonate with Lawrence’s storytelling preferences.
The enthusiasm Lawrence holds for the *BioShock* project is apparent: even amid challenges, the director remains optimistic and invested in the world they are crafting.
The excitement surrounding Francis Lawrence’s directorial venture into *BioShock* is only heightened by his successful track record and clear passion for storytelling. With the promise of a careful yet creative adaptation that respects its source material, the *BioShock* movie on Netflix is poised to become a beacon for both gamers and cinephiles alike. As more details surface, the anticipation will surely continue to grow until this underwater dystopian adventure surfaces on our screens.