Recently it was reported by THR that Netflix would be working on a movie based on the hit game Bioshock. Bioshock originally was released in 2007 by 2K games, a subsidiary of Take Two Interactive. The game was released on multiple platforms including the Xbox 360 where I first played, enjoyed and fell in love with it. As with popular franchises, a movie started being developed with Gore Verbinski attached to direct. Unfortunately, the movie never got off the ground and ended up being cancelled. Now Netflix has partnered with Take Two Interactive and is going to be bringing a feature film to their streaming platform. There’s only one thing that may stand in its way.
Bioshock had one of the biggest and best plot twists in gaming history, and that’s the biggest thing that would hurt it when it came out. Granted, people are going to watch to see the Big Daddy and Little Sister, the city of Rapture, the splicers and of course Andrew Ryan, but the twist won’t be as special as if they went in without knowing anything. I would chalk this up to when people knew about The Red Wedding in Game of Thrones and recorded people’s reaction. If you don’t know the twist, be ready to have a 13-year-old game spoiled. The person you think you’re helping is actually the main villain and he has been controlling you and making you do things using the phrase “would you kindly”. The writing was done so well in Bioshock that you almost questioned yourself and wondered if all games you played had some sort of mind control. You think you’re following a path and doing the necessary tasks to move forward, but it turns out you were just a puppet doing someone else’s bidding because you were trained to do so. There is no doubt that Netflix will knock it out of the park and Bioshock will be great, but the twist is what makes the story and now it will have to focus on eye candy and fan service to make it worth the watch.