The games-centric leisure streaming platform Binge has added a live-action System Shock sequence to its programming docket, in line with Deadline.
Retro video games writer Nightdive Studios presently owns the rights to System Shock, and the live-action challenge can be govt produced by Nightdive executives Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman. Binge’s Chief Content Officer, Allan Ungar, can be producer on the challenge.
“I’ve always believed that a live action adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect medium to retell the harrowing story of Citadel station and its rogue AI that subjects the crew to unimaginable horror,” Kick instructed Deadline. “We’re very excited to see the talented team at Binge bring System Shock to life in horrifyingly real and new ways.”
Originally launched in 1994, System Shock follows a safety hacker on area station Citadel, who should battle towards a rogue synthetic intelligence named SHODAN. Developed by LookingGlass Technologies and printed by Origin Systems, the first-person recreation is about in a cyberpunk-tinged model of 2072. System Shock was extremely influential, with the Bioshock video games thought to be successors. (Fun truth: Gone Home supposedly additionally exists in the identical universe as Bioshock and System Shock).
The System Shock adaptation can be one among a number of properties in Binge’s games-leaning unique content material slate — this, up to now, features a TV adaptation of Ubisoft’s Driver, which is the early aughts, comparatively lower-key competitor to Grand Theft Auto. Binge will launch in 2022.