Ubisoft’s adventure game, Beyond Good and Evil, is getting a Netflix adaptation from Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman. Ubisoft is also currently developing a long-awaited sequel, Beyond Good and Evil 2 for consoles.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter Letterman’s The Beyond Good and Evil movie will reportedly be a mix of live-action and animation. The movie will be produced by Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin under the helm of Ubisoft Film & Television. This adaptation is early in development as the team is still searching for writers.
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Beyond Good & Evil is a cult-classic 2003 video game developed by Ubisoft about a young investigative journalist named Jade who works with an underground resistance movement. The game takes place in the year 2435 on the mining planet of Hillys, which is located in a far off section of the galaxy. Ubisoft is currently at work on a sequel to the game.
As for whether or not the Netflix adaption will follow the storyline of the game, not much is known. It could be an adaption of the game’s plot or a different story that takes place in the same universe.
Letterman’s directorial debut came with DreamWorks Animation’s Shark Tale featuring Will Smith back in 2004. He co-directed 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens before making his first live-action film, Goosebumps, starring Jack Black in 2015. The director is seemingly fusing his talent for animation and visual effects, which is where he began in the film industry, with his live-action directorial efforts considering this Beyond Good and Evil movie will be a hybrid of animation and live-action.
Beyond Good and Evil joins a troupe of Netflix video game adaptations. Just yesterday, it was announced that John Wick creator Derek Kolstad is writing a Splinter Cell series for the streaming service. Earlier this month, Netflix announced a Dragon’s Dogma anime coming this September. Earlier this year, Netflix released The Witcher, which is based on the same books the Witcher video game series is inspired by.
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