The Assassin’s Creed movie that came out back in 2016 was a huge flop, but that isn’t stopping Ubisoft from trying to make more with one of their most successful IP. Just in, Netflix has announced that they’ll be attempting the live-action adaptation as a series this time.
Here’s the reveal:
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According to Variety, this series is part of a deal between Netflix and Ubisoft that includes a live-action series, as well as an animated/anime series. It’s also worth noting that the show has Ubisoft Film & Television’s Danielle Kreinik and Jason Altman serving as executive producers.
“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ brand into an iconic franchise… We’re thrilled to create an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ universe.”
So far we don’t have any solid specifics on the show yet, but hopefully the showrunners will learn from the 2016 film that starred Michael Fassbender. While video game movies rarely become hits, studios are now looking at adaptations in the form of television, which could offer the right amount of coverage for something as extensive as a video game. The Witcher was kind of a success, and HBO is attempting it with The Last of Us franchise.
Fingers crossed Assassin’s Creed will be a treat for fans as well as casual audiences.
Here’s the synopsis for the Assassin’s Creed film:
“Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who’s also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.”
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed.