Published on January 28th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning
Mortal Kombat’s Greg Russo to Write and Direct Binge.com’s Live-Action System Shock Series
In case you missed the news, Binge.com, the highly anticipated streaming platform creating original series and shows inspired by popular video games, announced today that Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat) will write and direct the previously revealed live-action System Shock series — based on NightDive Studios’ critically acclaimed System Shock franchise.
Greg Russo, who penned New Line Cinema’s 2021 hit film Mortal Kombat, will also act as an executive producer alongside Binge’s Allan Ungar and Nightdive Studios’ Stephen Kick (CEO and Founder) and Larry Kuperman (Director of Business Development).
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic team at Binge and Nightdive Studios to bring the iconic System Shock franchise to life,” said Russo. “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to make my directorial debut, and I finally found it.”
“Greg is a superbly talented screenwriter who possesses an unmatched knowledge and passion for gaming,” said Ungar. “His artistic approach to storytelling and his deep understanding of the source material will undoubtedly get fans excited about this new franchise. We’re thrilled to be bringing him on board and can’t wait to share his vision with audiences worldwide.”
“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,” said Stephen Kick, CEO and Founder of Nightdive Studios.
He added, “With Greg Russo and the rest of the talented team at Binge behind the wheel, our excitement for the live-action series has only gotten stronger. We can’t wait to see what grotesqueries and frights await!”
Announced in late 2021, the live-action System Shock series will stream exclusively on Binge.com.
Nightdive Studios’ System Shock: Enhanced Edition and System Shock 2 are available to purchase for Windows PCs on various digital storefronts. A complete remake of the original 1994 System Shock is in development by Nightdive Studios and will be published by Prime Matter for release on Windows PC and consoles later this year.