Exclusive: Keanu Reeves In Talks For Bioshock Movie Lead Character
Keanu Reeves is in talks to portray Jack in the Netflix Bioshock movie.
The world of video game adaptations is starting to grow quite big, and the news that a Bioshock movie was being worked on excited many fans of the property. However, we now have more exciting news to share on that front. Through our trusted and proven sources, we can report that Keanu Reeves is being targeted to star as Jack in the Bioshock movie for Netflix.
Keanu Reeves would honestly make the perfect Jack, as the Bioshock character has a bit of mystery and butt-kicking ability that we have seen Reeves mimic in the John Wick series. However, what is going to be the most interesting is how Netflix is going to accomplish bringing in the powers that Splicers have, which Jack also uses in the video game. It is going to be a tall task to ensure these powers are used in a way that does not make them look cheesy.
Bioshock follows a man named Jack, who enters an underwater society called Rapture. Rapture was created by a man named Andrew Ryan, which became a hub for the socialites of the world, as it was meant to be this new utopia, but it slowly became shut off from the rest of the world. Jack (Keanu Reeves) then enters Rapture and discovers his past and how it connects to Ryan and the world of Bioshock.
Through this new utopia, Andrew Ryan then creates a substance called ADAM, which is derived from sea slugs. This substance is used to create super-humans, and chaos ensues shortly after. Everyone’s genetics are altered when using ADAM, including Jack’s (Keanu Reeves), which kicks off the story of Bioshock.
Bioshock is one of the most beloved video games, so it is going to be hard for fans to get behind a property that might not work so well in the live-action sense. However, Keanu Reeves is also a beloved actor, and he might be enough for everyone to want to see this Bioshock movie happen sooner rather than later. Netflix does put money behind its bigger projects, and Reeves leading the way as Jack would certainly warrant enough funds to make this adaptation the best it can be.
Keanu Reeves certainly knows his way around weaponry, but it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the horror story that we think Bioshock should be. Bioshock is certainly a dark and macabre setting, as humans who abuse ADAM are turned into Splicers and wreak havoc on anyone they come across. There are also the Big Daddys to worry about, which are nautical-looking divers that are massive and have drills in place of one of their arms.
We cannot wait to see Keanu Reeves appear in Bioshock, and we hope that the movie becomes one of the better adaptations that we have seen. He is honestly the perfect person to lead this movie, and we cannot wait to see what Netflix has in store for this budding franchise. As soon as more details become available, we will certainly reveal them to the world.