Following the news of the Splinter Cell animated series adaptation, Netflix also announced they’ve partnered with Ubisoft to make a Beyond Good and Evil movie.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the project is still in early development and currently searching for writers, but Detective Pikachu and Goosebumps director Rob Letterman is set to direct the “hybrid live-action/animated feature.” Meanwhile, Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin are working as producers for Ubisoft Film & Television.
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Although there is no official statement regarding why Netflix and Ubisoft picked Letterman as the director for Beyond Good and Evil movie, it’s safe to assume he was chosen probably because of how well he managed to blend in the everyday “real-world” look with Pokemon running around in it in the Detective Pikachu movie. Considering the original Beyond Good and Evil had a sort of rustic European architecture visual while filled to the brim with outlandish creatures like Pey’j, choosing Letterman does make a lot of sense.
The first Beyond Good and Evil game, released in 2003, takes place in the year 2435 on a remote mining planet called Hillys. When Hillys is under attack by the DomZ, the military rulers Alpha Sections seem unable to stop the attack. A young photojournalist named Jade is then recruited by the underground resistance movement, the IRIS Network, to fight both DomZ and Alpha Sections, who they believed are colluding with each other.
And then after years of silence about the fate of the series, back in 2017 Ubisoft finally announced that they are working on a prequel. In E3 2018, Ubisoft showed off a concept trailer with a brand new cast of main characters.
So what do you think about this Beyond Good and Evil movie news? It’s a bit disappointing that Ubisoft hasn’t shown us more of the prequel, but this movie might just tide us over until the game is released. Share with us what you think about it in the comments.