The show will premiere alongside other live-action game adaptations of “Hunt: Showdown” and “Driver,” exclusively on Binge.
Late last year, Binge announced that it would produce a live-action adaptation of the series. System shock series of video games. Now the streaming platform has announced that Greg Russo will write and direct the upcoming live-action TV show, as well as serve as executive producer.
Russo was the screenwriter for 2021 mortal combat for New Line Cinema, which was a streaming success for HBO Max, reaching 3.6 million households in its opening weekend. In addition to mortal combat reboot, Greg adapted other game titles such as space invaders for New Line and Warner Bros. and Saints Row for the director F. Gary Gray.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic team at Binge and Nightdive Studios to bring the iconic System shock lifetime franchise,” Russo said in a statement provided. “I was waiting for the right opportunity to make my directorial debut, and I finally found it.”
In addition to his writing and directing duties, Russo will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside Binge’s producer. Allan Ungar (blocked, Exploited). Night dive studios Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman will serve as executive producers.
“Greg is an extremely talented screenwriter with unparalleled knowledge and passion for the game,” Ungar said. “His artistic approach to storytelling and deep understanding of the source material will no doubt delight fans about this new franchise. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to sharing his vision with audiences around the world. .
System shock is based on the first-person action-adventure game franchise that first launched in 1994. The original game sends players on a journey to a location known as Citadel Station in the year 2072, where an unnamed hacker wakes up from a coma and must face enemies such as robots, cyborgs, mutants and most importantly an evil AI named SHODAN who seeks to control the Earth.
the Static shock The TV series will be broadcast exclusively on Binge.com, alongside other recently announced live-action adaptations of classic games such as Hunt: Confrontation (Crytec) and Driver (Ubisoft Film & Television). Binge will be available to stream for free when it launches in 2022. No premiere date has yet been confirmed for the Static shock series, so stay tuned to Collider for more on this title.
“It was definitely a much, much richer experience than I expected.”
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