Netflix and Ubisoft Will Officially Make a Live-Action TV Series Based on ASSASSIN'S CREED
Although 2016's Assassin's Creed movie — starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons — crashed and burned at the box office, Ubisoft still believes in the widespread appeal of their hit franchise.
Today, Netflix and Ubisoft announced three brand-new TV series set in the fan-favourite world torn by the eternal conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order: an original TV series — described as "a genre-bending live-action epic" — and also two big-budget "animated and anime adaptations."
Unfortunately, it's still not clear if Netflix's anime adaptation of Assassin's Creed is the same production that was officially revealed by Producer Adi Shankar (Netflix's Castlevania and Devil May Cry) back in July 2017.
The newly announced series will be executive produced by Ubisoft Film & Television’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik. "For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise," Altman said. "We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix, and we look forward to developing the next saga in the [...] universe."
Interestingly enough, Assassin's Creed is not the only big project based on a world-known Ubisoft IP Netflix is currently working on, as the streaming giant is also planning to create a movie set in the pirate-infested world of Beyond Good and Evil — the feature-length film will be directed by Pokémon Detective Pikachu's Rob Letterman — as well as an anime series based on Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, which will be written and executive produced by Derek Kolstad (John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).
As a friendly reminder, the next big entry in the Assassin's Creed game series — Assassin's Creed Valhalla — will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Google Stadia, and PC on November 10, 2020.
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