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If you’ve ever plunged into the depths of Rapture in the legendary video game, you’re in for a treat. Michael Green, the genius behind movies like Logan and Blade Runner 2049, is cooking up something special for Netflix. That’s right, the underwater dystopia of Rapture is making its way to your screens, and we’re here to spill the beans on this exciting update.
The original BioShock game, born in 2007, whisked gamers away to Rapture—a sprawling underwater city from the swinging ’60s. It’s like Mad Men meets the deep blue sea, with a twist. Imagine a world where genetic material gives folks superhuman abilities.
So, a BioShock movie has been on the horizon for a while, with numerous writers and directors taking a dip. But guess what? Last year, it made a splash at Netflix, with Michael Green penning the script and Francis Lawrence calling the shots.
Fast forward to now, and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is officially over. It’s like the fog has lifted, and we can finally get some scoop on what’s going on with the BioShock movie. Michael Green is our man with the plan, and he recently spilled the beans to Collider.
‘You have to measure your words, or you’ll start to see a laser pointer at my forehead from the Netflix legal. Netflix has been amazing about it. They were excited about it before the strike, they’re excited about it now, post-strike.
Yes, I got called, the, ‘How’s it coming along?’ the minute the strike was over, ‘You about ready…?’ Been meeting regularly with Francis Lawrence and his team to refine a draft to go back in. We’re all optimistic. We all love it. It’s a great big sprawling nightmare world we wanna see real. So, here’s hoping. I would love to have an update for you soon‘
But what makes this project even more exciting is the talent behind it. Michael Green’s résumé boasts gritty sci-fi gems like Logan and Blade Runner 2049 as well as director Francis Lawrence the mastermind behind hits like The Hunger Games series, I Am Legend, Red Sparrow, and Constantine. These two are a creative force to be reckoned with!
Now, you might be wondering what we can expect from this BioShock movie. If you’ve ever dived into the game, you know Rapture is more than just a location; it’s a character in itself. A city that’s both jaw-dropping and spine-chilling.
And as for the story, it’s looking like they might stick close to the source material of the first game. We’re talking about our BioShock protagonist, Jack, exploring the eerie depths of Rapture and digging deep into the mystery of ADAM, that wacky genetic substance that brought the whole place crashing down.
But here’s the big question mark: will this be a Rated R movie? In the past, the BioShock project hit a reef because of its high budget and R rating.
But now that Netflix is at the helm, it’s possible that they can capture the game’s graphic violence and dark themes while having a budget that’s as deep as the ocean, letting them truly bring this epic tale to life.
So, gear up, folks! BioShock is bubbling up from the depths, and it’s looking like it’s going to be a wild ride. Stay tuned for more updates on this blockbuster adventure!
Netflix’s New Terrifying Horror Series Is The Best Since The Haunting Of Hill House
A mere day since its release – coming exactly five years after the spine-tingling “The Haunting of Hill House” – this Netflix horror series has astonishingly garnered an impeccable Rotten Tomatoes score.
What’s even more spine-tingling? This score matches that of “The Haunting of Hill House.” As of this moment, both shows boast a formidable tomatometer rating of 93 percent.
“The Fall of the House of Usher” has been conjured into existence by the sinister Mike Flanagan, drawing inspiration from the twisted tale of the same name penned by the illustrious Gothic fiction maestro, Edgar Allan Poe.
As if that’s not hair-raising enough, the series stars familiar faces from “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Bly Manor,” including Carla Gugino and Kate Siegel, along with the likes of Bruce Greenwood from “Thirteen Days” and Zach Gilford from “Friday Night Lights.”
Netflix’s official description for season one, spanning eight spine-tingling episodes, sets the stage: “To safeguard their fortune – and their future – two cutthroat siblings construct a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their descendants meet eerie and untimely demises.”
Horror aficionados who’ve fearlessly embarked on this bone-chilling journey are unleashing their screams of approval on the dark abyss of the internet, formerly known as Twitter. The verdict is in, and “The Fall of the House of Usher” is nothing short of blood-curdling brilliance:
One daring viewer declared, “The Fall of the House of Usher is now my eternal favorite. Apologies, but I’ll be unavailable for a while.”
“The Fall of The House of Usher is off to a heart-pounding start. This cast is nothing short of astonishing!!!” chimed in another brave soul.
A third, still trembling, shared, “The Fall of the House of Usher is shaping up to be the pièce de résistance of Flanagan’s eerie universe. Simply astounding.”
“Having failed to find the same intrigue in Mike Flanagan’s work post ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (which was truly hair-raising), I approached this with hope in my heart…and discovered that ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ is a chillingly good time, surprisingly laced with humor,” added a fourth, catching their breath.
And one more, with unwavering resolve, attested, “Currently engrossed in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’
“Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve been this captivated by a non-sitcom American series. Gothic horror is an absolute joy to experience, you know.”
Netflix’s New Incredibly Tense Thriller Has People Tearing Up And Unable To Breathe
This hidden gem, titled “Accused,” hails from the UK and features Chaneil Kular of “Sex Education” fame. It landed on Netflix just last week, on September 22, and it’s already making waves, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats, breathless with anticipation.
Directed by the brilliant Philip Barantini, the creative force behind the Bafta-nominated film “Boiling Point,” starring the phenomenal Stephen Graham, “Accused” plunges viewers into a heart-pounding narrative. At its core is Harri (played by Kular), who unwittingly becomes the epicenter of a social media storm that falsely identifies him as a wanted terrorist.
The tension in the film escalates to a fever pitch when Harri finds himself fighting for his life through a nightmarish ordeal. A group of self-proclaimed vigilantes descends upon his parents’ isolated mansion, mistakenly convinced that he was the one responsible for a bomb detonation on a London tube.
The official plot synopsis aptly captures the intensity of the film: “When online threats lead to an IRL home invasion, he must fight for his life in this tense thriller of virtual witch-hunts and false accusations.”
“Accused” delves into harrowing themes, including xenophobia, racism, and the treacherous realm of social media.
Viewers have already flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on this gripping thriller. One user proclaimed, “Accused on Netflix is phenomenal. Tense af but made me cry because of the sad reality.”
Another viewer enthusiastically declared, “Accused on Netflix is absolutely brilliant, 12/10!!! We weren’t breathing the whole time!”
“Watching Accused on Netflix omg it is intense af!” shared another. “Just shows what social media can do to someone accused of something they didn’t do just because of their race & the fact they also have a beard.”
A fourth chimed in, exclaiming, “Accused on Netflix is causing me so much stress right now!”
“The amount of anxiety I had when watching Accused on Netflix,” commented a fifth. “I had to close my eyes at some points. Excellent performances all round.”
Many also took the opportunity to laud Barantini for shedding light on such crucial societal issues. “He’s once again shown how masterful he is at conveying stress and creating tension. Very intense viewing, in the best way possible!” tweeted one fan.
A final Twitter user summed it up: “Accused on Netflix is actually 10/10. Tense af but so gripping, and the reality of it is so important. Goes to show social media can be a bloody scary place. Defo worth a watch.”
Well, if you’re looking for a heart-pounding, thought-provoking thriller, “Accused” on Netflix is your must-watch choice. Get ready to be captivated. It’s currently available for streaming on Netflix.