Netflix is adapting Beyond Good and Evil into a movie, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Director of Goosebumps and Detective Pikachu, Rob Letterman, is set to direct the Ubisoft cult classic. The developer’s Margaret Boykin, Director of Development at Ubisoft Film and Television, and Jason Altman, Senior Vice President of the same department as Boykin, will produce the film. It will combine both live-action and animation.
Ubisoft is hard at work to bring its video games onto the big and small screen. Assassin’s Creed got the blockbuster treatment in 2016 with Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, 12 Years a Slave) as the leading assassin. Recently, it was announced the company will team up with Netflix to deliver a Splinter Cell animated series with John Wick writer Derek Kolstad.
The game launched in 2003 for PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC. It took place in 2435 on the remote mining planet of Hillys. A young photojournalist named Jade and Pey’j, a boar-like creature who is the uncle of the protagonist, who face an invading alien species named DomZ.
A sequel was announced in 2017 during Ubisoft’s E3 conference. While no plot details have been said, we do know that Ubisoft is aiming to make it accessible for players who missed out on the first game. Including in the missing information, no release date, gameplay, or platforms have been said by Ubisoft yet.
We have been given two cinematic trailers. One during E3 in 2017, and another the following year, which you can watch the latest cinematic look below:
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