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The director of the 2019 hit movie Detective Pikachu, Rob Letterman, has been roped in by Ubisoft to develop a movie on Beyond Good & Evil for Netflix. Hollywood Reporter reported that the adaptation is in early development as the search for writers continues. The movie will be a mix of live-action and animation – considering Rob’s experience in similar hybrid movies like Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Gulliver’s Travels (2010) and Goosebumps (2015), it is clear why he was chosen! Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin will be producing the movie for Ubisoft Film & Television.

The original game was a 2003 commercial failure which later snowballed into a cult-classic sleeper hit – the story of investigative reporter Jade who joins an underground resistance movement to uncover an alien conspiracy wowed a lot of gamers! With its incredible blend of science fiction and fantasy, this futuristic intergalactic action-adventure game provided a gamut of enjoyable and colourful characters. An open-world sequel, Beyond Good & Evil 2, has been in the works at Ubisoft since 2017. Headed by creator Michael Ancel, the sequel will have single-player, co-op support and a shared multiplayer universe. HitRecord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been working with Ubisoft Montpellier to create music and artwork for the game through public collaboration.

No news is currently available confirming whether or not the movie will follow the game’s storyline.

With the Dragon’s Dogma anime in September and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf animated movie coming later this year, Netflix is banking on the power of stories in video games to pull in the viewers! Check out our other article on Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell series that will also be calling Netflix home.

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